Feb 24, 2021
The Heroic Slave (African American Heritage Book)
Posted by Frederick Douglass

The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revThe Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revolution and therefore fundamentally American.

  • Title: The Heroic Slave (African American Heritage Book)
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • ISBN: 9781604592368
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Heroic Slave African American Heritage Book The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autograp

    Eddie

    The hope of freedom seemed to sweetene bitter cup of slavery Pt IFrederick Douglass s 1852 venture into fiction is a short tale of a slave, Madison Washington, and his attempts to escape enslavement and flee to Canada Along the way, Madison meets Mr Listwell, a white abolitionist, who befriends him and aids him in his escape For fear of giving too much away you ll have to read it for yourself in the end, we hear of Madison landing on the shores of Nassau, Bahamas.Although it didn t reach the pro [...]


    Robin Friedman

    Frederick Douglass NovelAlthough he is best known for his autobiographies, the great abolitionist and African American leader Frederick Douglass 1818 1895 also wrote an important novel I learned of it in reading about Douglass I was pleased to have the opportunity to find the book and to discuss it here Douglass s novel, in fact an extended short story, is available in this new, inexpensive edition as well as in anthologies of his writings.Written in 1853, The Heroic Slave is among the first wor [...]


    Eric Marcy

    Fascinating novella that jumps around quite a bit, wherein Douglass tells the story of Madison Washington and the events that led up to his eventual leading of a slave revolt What is particularly intriguing to me about the novella is how Madison s story is often framed by the perspective of whites, both sympathetic the abolitionist convert Mr Listwell and abhorrent slave traders, though Grant does have some degree of shift in his view of slavery by the end Thus, Douglass not only interrogates sl [...]


    Rebecca Carlson

    4.5 Read for school.


    Lark Benobi

    Douglass writes scenes that feel like they re from a stage play The characters speak in lengthy soliloquies There is nothing real about the encounters between characters Coincidence plays a high part in plot movement In spite of all these qualities The Heroic Slave is a moving read Douglass s dignity and outrage both combine to elevate the language to an eloquence that marks all his writing But I could almost feel Douglass s growing frustration with the constraints of fiction as he wrote Because [...]


    Sasha

    Though it s a fantastic read about liberation from slavery and, therefore, the ability of a man to redefine his humanity by breaking away from the objectification of slavery, I still have a problem with one thing I don t like the dramatic extent to which Mr Listwell s character was used so as to find the main character s humanity It almost takes away from Madison s power of freeing himself because the story makes it seem like Madison was helpless without Listwell At times it feels like Listwell [...]


    Megan

    This book gives in to a lot of deep thinking It is great to read to help everyone somewhat understand slavery from a slaves shoes I think everyone should take the time to read this book because it will cause them to think twice about their actions and check themselves for any racism that might have taken root in their life.


    Laura

    I loved this, it was such a good short story and i am sad this is Douglass s only work of fiction It was a very interesting story because it is a story about slavery told from a white person point of view, which says a lot about the target audience at the time it was written It was such a interesting and intriguing story that i think everyone should read.


    Tyrone Harbert

    This short story was awesome I only wish that THIS was required reading in schools rather than Uncle Toms Cabin The story is well written and a great example written by a former slaveI could not say enough about this great work of literature.


    Nathan Reiber

    It s Frederick Douglass nuff said.


    Leah

    Well, re reading for diss work



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