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Love Across Color Lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass

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In this nuanced, sympathetic interpretation of two extraordinary lives, Maria Diedrich acquaints us with an important and little-known relationship. Ottilie Assing, an intrepid German journalist, met and interviewed Frederick Douglass in 1856, and it was an encounter that transformed the lives of both. Diedrich reveals in fascinating detail their intimate twenty-eight-year relationship, their shared intellectual and cultural interests, and their work together on Douglass's abolitionist writings. Love Across Color Lines is a profound meditation on nineteenth-century racial, class, and national boundaries, and offers new insights into the career of a preeminent American leader.

Book News Annotation:

Diedrich (American studies, U. of M<:u>nster, Germany) ferrets out the secret intimate relationship between the giant of the abolitionist movement and the half-Jewish German journalist. The relationship lasted for 28 years, and Assing was primarily responsible for spreading Douglass' writings to a European audience.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Maria Diedrich, born in 1950, is a professor of American studies at the University of Münster, Germany. Since 1984, she has been a Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809016136
Subtitle:
Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass
Author:
Diedrich, Maria
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Relations with Germans -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
Historical
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20000925
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes illustrations, notes, a bibliog
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.15 in

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