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Robert S. Levine

Robert S. Levine

Distinguished University Professor
Department of English
University of Maryland
2013-2014 Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study

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Frederick Douglass in Fiction: From Harriet Beecher Stow to James McBride

From the moment that Douglass published his first autobiography, The Narrative, in 1845, nineteenth-century novelists began to use him as a character in their fiction. After Douglass’s autobiographies were republished during the 1960s, there was an upsurge of fiction that featured Douglass as a character.