As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in by Sarashina, Ivan Morris

By Sarashina, Ivan Morris

"As I Crossed a Bridge of desires" is a special autobiography within which the nameless author referred to as girl Sarashina intersperses own reflections, anecdotes and lyrical poems with bills of her travels and evocative descriptions of the japanese geographical region. Born in advert 1008, girl Sarashina felt an acute feel of depression that led her to withdraw into the extra congenial realm of the mind's eye - this deeply introspective paintings provides her imaginative and prescient of the realm. whereas slightly alluding to sure points of her existence comparable to marriage, she illuminates her pilgrimages to temples and mystical desires in beautiful prose, describing a profound emotional trip that may be learn as a metaphor for all times itself.

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Once the North Star began to circulate, Douglass’s friends in the abolitionist movement joined in praising it. Garrison and others noted the high quality of the newspaper. Not everyone was pleased to see another antislavery paper, though, especially one edited by an ex-slave. Some local citizens were unhappy that their town was the site of a black newspaper, and the New York Herald urged the citizens of Rochester to dump Douglass’s printing press in Lake Ontario. Gradually, Rochester came to take pride in the North Star and its bold editor.

In America his people labored in bondage. There was where his work lay. Recapture remained a frightening possibility for Douglass if he returned to the United States. The problem was unexpectedly resolved when two English friends of his raised enough money to buy his freedom. 96, was sent to Hugh Auld, to whom Thomas Auld had transferred the title to Douglass. On December 5, 1846, Hugh Auld signed the papers that declared the 28-year-old Douglass a free man. Douglass appreciated the gesture of his English friends, even though as an abolitionist he did not recognize Hugh Auld’s right to own him.

Nonetheless, the black leaders kept up a constant battle to reduce racial prejudice in the North. Douglass also became heavily involved in the affairs of the local black community, and he served as a preacher at the black Zion Methodist Church. Among the many issues he became involved in was the battle against attempts by white Southerners to force blacks to move to Africa. Some free blacks had moved to Liberia, a settlement area established for them in West Africa in 1822. Douglass and many others in the abolitionist movement were opposed to African colonization schemes, believing that the United States was the true home of black Americans.

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