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The Resource Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass, Maria Diedrich

Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass, Maria Diedrich

Label
Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass
Title
Love across color lines
Title remainder
Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass
Statement of responsibility
Maria Diedrich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1856 Ottilie Assing, an intrepid journalist who had left Germany after the failed revolution of 1848, traveled to Rochester, New York, to interview Frederick Douglass for a German newspaper. This encounter transformed the lives of both: they became intimate friends, they stayed together for twenty-eight years, and she translated his autobiography into German. Diedrich reveals in fascinating detail their shared intellectual and cultural interests and how they worked together on his abolitionist writings." "As is clear from letters and diaries, Douglass was enchanted with his vivacious companion but believed that any liaison with a white woman would be fatal to his political mission. Assing was keenly aware of his dilemma but certain he would marry her once his mission was fulfilled. She was bitterly disappointed: after his wife's death, Douglass did remarry - but he married another woman. Assing committed suicide, leaving her estate to Douglass."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diedrich, Maria
Dewey number
  • 973.8/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.D57 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American abolitionists
  • Journalists
  • Women journalists
  • African Americans
  • Abolitionists
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Assing, Ottilie
  • United States
Label
Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass, Maria Diedrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mount calvary of joy: Ottilie Assings' childhood an youth -- If only I were a bird: vagrant years -- Pilgrim-fool: American beginnings -- Irresistible attractiveness and distinction: appropriating Frederick Douglass -- The I and the other: Ottilie Assing and the Douglasses -- Of Emerald Islands and Magic Gardens: the Antebellum years -- The iron arm of the black man: the Civil War years -- A delightful time, admirably spent: the Reconstruction years -- La donna è mobile? Years of suspense -- Hagar's shadow: separation and suicide -- Concluding remarks: aequanimitas -- Notes -- Bibliography --Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
39229703
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 480 pages
Isbn
9780809016136
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98025224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass, Maria Diedrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mount calvary of joy: Ottilie Assings' childhood an youth -- If only I were a bird: vagrant years -- Pilgrim-fool: American beginnings -- Irresistible attractiveness and distinction: appropriating Frederick Douglass -- The I and the other: Ottilie Assing and the Douglasses -- Of Emerald Islands and Magic Gardens: the Antebellum years -- The iron arm of the black man: the Civil War years -- A delightful time, admirably spent: the Reconstruction years -- La donna è mobile? Years of suspense -- Hagar's shadow: separation and suicide -- Concluding remarks: aequanimitas -- Notes -- Bibliography --Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
39229703
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 480 pages
Isbn
9780809016136
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98025224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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