Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

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Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings by Frederick Douglass

One of the greatest African American leaders and one of the most brilliant minds of his time, Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote with unsurpassed eloquence on almost all the major issues confronting the American people during his life—from the abolition of slavery to women’s rights, from the Civil War to lynching, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Between 1950 and 1975, Philip S. Foner collected the most important of Douglass’s hundreds of speeches, letters, articles, and editorials into an impressive five-volume set, now long out of print. Abridged and condensed into one volume, and supplemented with several important texts that Foner did not include, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings presents the most significant, insightful, and elegant short works of Douglass’s massive oeuvre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613741474
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Library of Black America Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 808
Sales rank: 960,550
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Philip S. Foner wrote and edited over 100 books, including The Black Panthers Speak, The History of Black Americans, and the 10-volume The History of the Labor Movement in the United States. Yuval Taylor edited I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives; as editor of Lawrence Hill Books, he directs The Library of Black America series. He lives in Chicago.


Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:


Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

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