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ERIC Number: EJ812715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass
Cohen, Robert
Social Education, v72 n5 p246-250 Sep 2008
In this article, the author reflects on Frederick Douglass's different interpretations of the Constitution. One explanation of the shift in Douglass's thinking on the Constitution had to do with his growing intellectual independence. Douglass had the intellectual space to reflect on the fact that there was more than one way to think about anti-slavery tactics and the Constitution. (Contains 19 notes.)
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Language: English
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