• Danjuma G. Gibson
Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)


This chapter describes the problem: given the atrocities of the slavocracy, how do we account for the agency and subjectivity of Frederick Douglass? Within the field of psychobiographical literature, there are few projects that extensively examines a nineteenth-century black figure. Projects that examine the individual and psychosocial dynamics of a historical black personality in the American slavocracy are few in number. This first chapter then describes the importance of the work and connects it with relevant fields which include psychohistorical and psychobiographical studies, and practical theology.


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  • Danjuma G. Gibson
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  1. 1.Calvin Theological SeminaryGrand RapidsUSA

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