Robert S. Levine is a distinguished university professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. His recent books include The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard University Press, 2016), Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (W. W. Norton, August 2021). He is the general editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature.
Frederick Douglass and the Trouble with Critical Race Theory
A favorite icon of critical race theory proponents doesn’t say what they want him to say....