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The North Star

Auction:
3075B
Lot:
114
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
Discovery - 3075B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 09, 2018 4:00PM

Description:

The North Star, April 28, 1848, Rochester, New York, Frederick Douglass, publisher.

Note: Frederick Douglass began life enslaved on a Maryland plantation, before he escaped to freedom and became one of the most important voices for freedom and equality in American history. He first attracted national attention in the 1830s with his powerful abolitionist speeches, and his autobiographies continue to provide readers with some of the best windows into the lives and minds of the enslaved. To further the abolitionist cause, Douglass founded The North Star in 1847 and continued to publish it through 1851. Its motto reveals much about Douglass's fervent belief in abolition and the need for racial and gender equality: "Right is of no Sex-Truth is of no Color-God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren."
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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Keywords

Rochester, Abolitionism, African diaspora, African-American literature, American literature, American slaves, Douglass, Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, The North Star

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