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Slavery and the Revolutionary Histories of 1848

By Jonathan Dusenbury

In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx draws the famous parallel between the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1848. The adage that “all facts and personages in world history occur, as it were, twice…the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce” has become perhaps the most famous description of the collapse of the Second French Republic and the re-establishment of the French Empire in 1852. 1,248 more words

French Revolution

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chapter 2

My master’s family consisted of two sons, Andrew and Richard; one daughter, Lucretia, and her husband, Captain Thomas Auld. They lived in one house, upon the home plantation of Colonel Edward Lloyd. 2,002 more words

American Literature

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chapter 1

I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. 2,033 more words

American Literature


BOSTON, APRIL 22, 1845.

My Dear Friend:

You remember the old fable of “The Man and the Lion,” where the lion complained that he should not be so misrepresented “when the lions wrote history.” 1,047 more words

American Literature

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Preface

In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with Frederick Douglass, the writer of the following Narrative. 3,136 more words

American Literature

Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 41 Pt 2: And Then Sails On To New York

Listen here. I discuss where many of the core ideas of veganism and where they originated.

Please note the views expressed in this episode are entirely my own.