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Spirit of Freedom

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195383980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199897469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0003

Series: Imagining the Americas

Spirit of Freedom

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Chapter Three defines freedom within the moral and political imaginations of Du Bois and Frederick Douglass. Freedom here is not necessarily tied to the availability of state-supported rights, but is based on the moral and political agency one exercises, which emerges with self-consciousness.

Keywords: Frederick Douglass; double consciousness; freedom; subjective freedom; second- sight; strong man ideology

Chapter.  8936 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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