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Bibliography from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

 

I. Primary Sources

A. Editions of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass published during his lifetime

Douglass, Frederick. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. (First American edition) Hartford: Park Publishing Company, 1881.  (Second impression, 1882; third impression 1882; fourth impression, 1882.)
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. (Second American edition) Hartford: Park Publishing Company, 1882. (Second impression, 1883, with Cleveland: Hamilton, Rewell and Company; third impression, 1884; fourth impression 1888.)
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. (Third American edition) Boston: DeWolfe Fiske, 1892. (Expanded and revised, 1893; third impression (expanded edition), 1895.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. (First British edition) London: Christian Age Office, 1882. (Second impression, 1883; third impression, 1884; fourth impression 1887.)

B. Modern critical editions and reprints of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Douglass, Frederick. ­Autobiographies: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave; My Bondage and My Freedom; Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Library of America, 1994.
----------.  Autobiographies: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave; My Bondage and My Freedom; Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2001
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History. New York: Pathway Press, 1941.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. New York: Bonanza, 1962.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. New York: Collier Books, 1962.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Edited by Barbara Ritchie. New York: Crowell, 1966.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. London: Collier-Macmillan, 1969.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Edited by Genevieve Gray. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1970.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Boston: De Wolfe Fiske, 1982.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Hartford: Park Publishing Company, 1981.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Gloucester, Massachusetts: P. Smith, 1990.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. New York: Gramercy Books, 1993.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Grand Rapids: Candace Press, 1996.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Ware: Wordsworth American Library, 1996.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Temecula, California: Reprint Services Corp., 1999.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2003.
----------.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Whitefish, Montana: Kessinger Publications, 2004.

C. The Frederick Douglass Papers Project: Series Three: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1842-1852

Major repositories of selected letters include:  the Syracuse University Library, the University of Rochester Library, the Boston Public Library, and the Library of Congress.

II. Secondary Sources

A.  Selected recent scholarship using materials produced by The Frederick Douglass Papers Project

Engle, Stephen D. “Mountaineer Reconstruction: Blacks in the Political Reconstruction of West Virginia.” The Journal of Negro History 78, no. 3 (Summer 1993): 137-165.
Gilmore, Paul. “Aesthetic Power: Electric Words and the Example of Frederick Douglass.” American Transcendental Quarterly 16, no. 4 (2002): 291-311.
Ray, Angela. “Frederick Douglass on the Lyceum Circuit: Social Assimilation, Social Transformation?” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 5, no. 4 (2002): 625-647.

 

B. Editorial methodology, rationale, and standards

1. Eclectic textual editing methodology

Bowers, Fredson.  Bibliography and Textual Criticism.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1964.
----------. Essays in Bibliography, Text, and Editing. Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia by the University Press of Virginia, 1975.
----------. Principles of Bibliographic Description.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1949; rpt. New York: Russell & Russell, 1962.
----------.  Textual and Literary Criticism.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1959.
----------.  “Textual Criticism,” in The Aims and Methods of Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  2nd edition. Edited by James Thorpe.  New York: MLA, 1970: 29–54.
Gaskell, Philip.  A New Introduction to Bibliography.  New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972.
----------.  From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1978.
Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “Textual Scholarship.”  In Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  Edited by Joseph Gibaldi.  New York: MLA, 1981, 29–52.
----------.  Textual Criticism Since Greg, A Chronicle, 1950–1985.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1988.
----------.  A Rationale of Textual Criticism.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.
----------.  Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.
----------.  “Textual Instability and Editorial Idealism.” Studies in Bibliography, 49 (1996), 1-60.
----------. Literature and Artifacts. Charlottesville: The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998.
----------. “Literary Editing,” in Literary and Historical Editing, ed. George L. Vogt and John Bush Jones (1981), 35-56.  Reprinted as “Texts of Documents and Texts of Works,” in Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing (1990) 3-23. 

2. Copy-text rationale
Bowers, Fredson.  “Current Theories of Copy-Text, with an Illustration from Dryden.” Modern Philology, 48 (1950–51): 12–20.
----------.  “McKerrow’s Editorial Principles for Shakespeare Reconsidered.” Shakespeare Quarterly, 6 (1955): 309–24.
----------.  “The Method for a Critical Edition.” In On Editing Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Dramatists. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Library, 1955. 
----------.  “Established Texts and Definitive Editions,” Philological Quarterly, 41 (1962): 1–17.
----------.  “Some Principles for Scholarly Editions of Nineteenth-Century American Authors,” Studies in Bibliography, 17 (1964), 223–28.
----------.  “Practical Texts and Definitive Editions.”  In Two Lectures on Editing. Charlton Hinman and Fredson Bowers.  Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 1969, 21–70.
----------.  “Multiple Authority: New Problems and Concepts of Copy-Text.” Library, 5th Series, 27 (1972): 81–115.
----------.  “The Ecology of American Literary Texts.” Scholarly Publishing, 4 (1972–73): 133–40.
----------.  “Remarks on Eclectic Texts.” Proof, 4 (1975), 13–58.
----------.  “Scholarship and Editing.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 70 (1976): 161–88.
----------.  “Greg’s ‘Rationale of Copy-Text’ Revisited.” Studies in Bibliography, 31 (1978): 146.
Greg, W. W.  “McKerrow’s Prolegomena Reconsidered.” Review of English Studies, 17 (1941): 139–49.
----------.  “The Rationale of Copy-Text.” Studies in Bibliography, 3 (1950–51):19–36. Reprinted in his Collected Papers, ed. J. C. Maxwell. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966, 374–91.
----------.  The Editorial Problem in Shakespeare. 2nd ed.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1951
Greetham, D.C.  “Textual Scholarship,” in Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures, ed. Joseph Bivaldi, (2nd ed., 1992), 103-37.
----------.  Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: Garland, 1992; rpt. 1994.
Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Greg’s Theory of Copy-Text and the Editing of American Literature.”  Studies in Bibliography, 28 (1975), 167-229.  Reprinted in his Textual Criticism Since Greg.

3. Authorial intention
Bowers, Fredson.  “Recovering the Author’s Intentions.” Pages, 1 (1976): 218–27.
----------.  “Authorial Intention and Editorial Problems.”  Text, 5 (1991): 49–62.
----------.   Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons, Literary Authority in American Fiction. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1984.
McLaverty, James.  “The Concept of Authorial Intention in Textual Criticism.”  The Library, Sixth Series, 6 (1984): 121–38.
Stillinger, Jack.  Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Genius. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “The Editorial Problem of Final Authorial Intention.” Studies in Bibliography, 29 (1976): 167–211.

4. Manuscript editing traditions
Bowers, Fredson.  “Transcription of Manuscripts: The Record of Variants.”  Studies in Bibliography, 29 (1976): 212–64.
Dearing, Vinton.  Principles and Practice of Textual Analysis.  Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California, 1974.
Greg, W. W.  The Calculus of Variants.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1927.
Maas, Paul.  Textual Criticism. Trans. Barbara Flower.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1958.
McKerrow, R. B.  Notes on Bibliographical Evidence for Literary Students and Editors of English Works of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Blades, East & Blades, 1914.
----------.  Prolegomena for the Oxford Shakespeare: A Study in Editorial Method. Oxford: Clarendon  1939.
Gabler, Hans Walter. ed. Contemporary German Editorial Theory. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995.
Reiman, Donald H.  The Study of Modern Manuscripts: Public, Confidential, and Private.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1993.
Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “The Editing of Historical Documents.”  Studies in Bibliography, 31 (1978): 1–56.
----------.  “Classical, Biblical, and Medieval Textual Criticism and Modern Editing.”  Studies in Bibliography, 36 (1983), 21–68.

5.  Collation and apparatus lists
De Tienne, André. “Selecting Alterations for the Apparatus of a Critical Edition.” TEXT, 9 (1996): 33–62.
Hinman, Charlton.  “Mechanized Collation at the Houghton Library.”  Harvard Library Bulletin, 9 (1955): 132–134.
Smith, Steven Escar.  “’Armadillos of Invention’: A Census of Mechanical Collators,” Studies in Bibliography 55 (2002): 133-170.
Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “Some Principles for Editorial Apparatus” in Tanselle’s Selected Studies in Bibliography (1979), 403–50. 
Zalewski, “Through the Looking Glass [The McLeod Collator],” Lingua Franca (June-July 1997):14-15.

6.  Modern Language Association Guidelines: The Center for Editions of American Authors and the Committee for Scholarly Editions
Bruccoli, Matthew.  “A Few Missing Words,” PMLA 86:4, (1971), Directory. 587-589.
Davis, Tom.  “The CEAA and Modern Textual Editing.”  Library, 5th Series 32 (1977): 61–74.
Greetham, D. C., ed. Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research, Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY), 1995.
The Modern Language Association’s Committee for Scholarly Editions.  An Introductory Statement.  NY: MLA, April 1977; rpt. PMLA 92 (1977), 586–597.
The Modern Language Association’s Center for Editions of American Authors.  Statement of Editorial Principles and Procedures.  Revised edition. New York: MLA, 1972.
The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions.  Aims and Services of the Committee on Scholarly Editions.  NY: MLA, 1992.  Pamphlet.
Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbott. An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies. 3rd Edition. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1999.

7. Critiques of eclectic textual editing
McGann, Jerome J.  A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism.  Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1983; rpt. (pb.) Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1992.
----------.  The Textual Condition.  Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1991.
----------.  “What Is Critical Editing?”  Text 5 (1991): 15–30.
McKenzie, D. F. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts.  Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Parker, Hershel. “The Determinacy of the Creative Process and the ‘Authority’ of the Author’s Textual Decisions.”  College Literature, 10 (1983): 99–125.
 ----------. “Melville and the Concept of ‘Author’s Final Intentions.’” Proof, 1 (1971): 156–68.
----------.  “The ‘New Scholarship’: Textual Evidence and Its Implications for Criticism, Literary Theory, and Aesthetics.”  Studies in American Fiction, 9 (1981): 181–197.
Peckham, Morse.  “Reflections on the Foundations of Modern Textual Editing,” Proof 1 (1971): 122-55.
Thorpe, James. Principles of Textual Criticism. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1972.

7.  Recent discussions of editing methodology
Bornstein, George.  Material Modernism: The Politics of the Page. New York: Cambridge Universtiy Press, 2001.
Bornstein, George, ed.  Representing Modernist Texts: Editing as Interpretation.  Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1991.
Bornstein, George, and Ralph G. Williams, ed.  Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities.  Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1993.
Cohen, Philip, ed.  Devils and Angels: Textual Editing and Literary Theory.  Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1991.
Greetham, D. C.  Theories of the Text.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
----------.  “Textual Forensics,” Special Topic: The Status of Evidence,  PMLA 111:1 (Jan. 1996) 32-51.
----------. Textual Transgressions: Essays toward the Construction of a Biobibliography, New York: Garland, 1998 . 
----------.  Textual Scholarship: An Introduction.  New York: Garland, 1992; rpt. 1994.
----------.  ed. The Margins of the Text. Ann Arbor: University Michigan Press, 1997.
----------. ed. Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research, Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY), 1995.
Mailloux, Steven.  Interpretive Conventions:  The Reader in the Study of American Fiction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982, rpt. 1984.
----------, “Reading Typos, Reading Archives,” College English 61.5 (May 1999): 584-590.
Myerson, Joel.  “Some Comments on the Bibliographical Concept of ‘Issue’,” South Central Review 5:1 (Spring 1988), 8-16.
Tanselle, G. Thomas, “The Prospect for Textual Criticism,” Raritan (Summer 2005):137-146
Shillingsburg, Peter.  Resisting Texts: Authority and Submission in Constructions of Meaning.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. 

8. Electronic textual editing
Bass, Randy.  “Story and Archive in the Twenty-First Century.”  College English 61.6 (Jul. 1999) 659-670.
Finneran, Richard J. The Literary Text in the Digital Age. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996
Leitner, Gerhard, ed. New Directions in English Language Corpora: Methodology, Results, Software Developments. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992.
McGann, Jerome J. “Cultureand Technology: The Way We Live Now, What Is to Be Done?” New Literary History 36.1 (Winter 2005): 71-82.
----------.  “Literary Scholarship in the Digital Future,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 49.16 (13 December 2002): 387+.
----------. The Point is to Change It: Literature in the Continuing Present. Tuscaloosa: U. of Alabama Press, 2007 (forthcoming).
----------. Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2001.
----------. The Scholar's Art. Literature and Scholarship in an Administered World. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2006.
Renear, Allen.  “Theory and Practice: The Textbase Methodology of the Brown University Women Writers Project,”, Creating a Literary Series: The Brown University Women Writers Project and the Oxford University Press "Women Writers in English, 1350-1850" Texts. South Central Review, 11 no. 2 (Summer 1994): 99-117.
Shillingsburg, Peter L.  Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age. 3rd Edition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
----------.  From Gutenberg to Google:  Electronic Representations of Literary Texts.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006
Unsworth, John, “The Importance of Failure,” The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 3 no.2 (December, 1997).
Unsworth, John, Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemans, ed. A Companion to Digital Humanities, co-edited with Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. New York: Blackwells, 2004.
Unsworth, John, Lou Burnard and Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe. Electronic Textual Editing.  New York: MLA, 2006.

Links to Selected Sites for Electronic Editing Projects and Publications:
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/publications.html (Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities).
http://www.eliterature.org/ (Electronic Literature Organization).
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/%7Ebpn2f/victorian/bibliog.html (Victorian Resources Online)
http://www.nines.org/ (Networked Interface for Nineteenth-Century Scholarship)

 

 

 


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