By Laurence Fenton
Frederick Douglass arrived in eire in the summertime of 1845, the beginning of a two-year lecture journey of england and eire to champion freedom from slavery. He used to be suggested to depart the USA after the booklet of his incendiary assault on slavery. Douglass's eloquent denunciations of slavery additionally brought on controversy with image descriptions of slaves being tortured. He shared a level with Daniel O'Connell and took the pledge from the `apostle of temperance' Fr Mathew. Douglass extremely joyful within the openness with which he was once obtained, yet was once stunned on the poverty he encountered. This compelling account of the prestigious escaped slave's journey of eire combines a distinct perception into the early life of 1 of the nice figures of nineteenth-century the USA with a bright portrait of a rustic close to famine. ""In Fenton's scholarly yet immensely readable new booklet, Douglas' travels in eire are reproduced with a novelistic eye for the telling detail.""--Irish Voice, July 1, 2014
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