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Harold Titus
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Frederick Douglass -- Separation from Garrison   When he placed his feet upon American land he had already
decided he would separate himself from the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society
and establish himself as an independent voice.   He had the financial ba...

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Frederick Douglass -- A Free Man   As the time for his departure neared, Frederick had thoughts of staying in England permanently.   His anti-slavery hosts had
invited him to remain; profits from the sale of his book in Europe were already providing him a c...

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Book Review "The Town" by Conrad Richter   What distinguishes a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from
well-written novels that do not win prestigious awards?   I would assert a deeper exploration into the
psyche and behavior of the human species.   I would also...

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Frederick Douglass -- To England and Ireland   Frederick ’s voyage to England during
the summer of 1845 mirrored what he had endured and fought against the past
three years.   Traveling with white
abolitionist James Buffum, he was segregated from white pass...

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Frederick Douglass -- Author   Frederick was back home in Massachusetts at the
beginning of the new year, 1844.   After a
period of rest and reacquaintance with his wife and family he was once again
active, touring Massachusetts as one of the Society’s prem...

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Frederick Douglass -- The Pendleton Riot   In Pendleton [ Indiana ], the three men--one black, two white—were
house guests of a local physician.   During the evening of September 14, 1843, they “learned that a mob had
threatened to come down from … a misera...

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Writing "Alsoomse and Wanchese" -- Editing   This past December I finished the first draft – 35 chapters
– of my Roanoke historical novel manuscript and began the lengthy task of editing.   Here is some of what I want to say about
editing.   Editing encompa...

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Frederick Douglass -- Adversity on the Tour   Toward the end of
January, 1842, Douglass returned to Boston to
attend the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Society.   A feature of this gathering was
the report of the general agent.   Collins
assured the le...

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Frederick Douglass -- On the Abolitionist Circuit   Immediately after the Nantucket meeting John A. Collins,
general agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, urged Frederick to become a touring speaker.   He would be paid at least what he already
ma...

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Book Review One-Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd Jim Fergus    All historical fiction writers depend on their readers’
willingness to suspend disbelief.   Most
readers will tolerate one or two difficult-to-accept situations or coincidental
ha...
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