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Frederick DouglassAmerica's Prophet$
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D. H. Dilbeck

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469636184

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.001.0001

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Religious Awakenings in Baltimore

Religious Awakenings in Baltimore

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(p.20) 2 Religious Awakenings in Baltimore
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Frederick Douglass
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D. H. Dilbeck

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0003

This chapter covers Douglass’ early childhood years in Baltimore. It focuses especially on Douglass’s conversion to Christianity and his secretive effort to learn to read and write. The chapter explains how both of these “awakenings” laid the foundation of Douglass’s prophetic faith.

Keywords:   Baltimore, African American Christianity, Slave religion, Slavery and literacy

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