Frederick Douglass Papers Edition

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Douglass Biography

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Series 1: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews
Series 2: Autobiography
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Editorials


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General Bibliography

I. Newspapers

A. North Star (1847-1851)

B. Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851-60)

C. Douglass' Montly (1859-63)

D. New National Era (1870-74)

II. Autobiographies

A. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845)

B. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)

C. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881)

III. About Frederick Douglass

Baxter, Geneva Hampton. 2001. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Its Context, Rhetoric and Reception. Master's thesis, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

Blassingame, John W. and John R. McKivigan, eds. 2001. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. 3 vols. Vol. 1, Frederick Douglass Papers: Autobiographical Writings. New Haven: Yale University Press. Original edition, 1845.

Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass’ Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln: A Relationship in Language, Politics, and Memory. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2001.

Foner, Philip S. Frederick Douglass. New York: Citadel Press, 1950.

Foner, Philip S., ed. Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976.

Gregory, James M. Frederick Douglass, the Orator. 1893. New York: Apollo Editions, 1971.

Huggins, Nathan Irvin. Slave and Citizen: The Life of Frederick Douglass.

Martin, Waldo E. The Mind of Frederick Douglass. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. New York: W.W Norton &Company, 1991.

Miller, Douglas T. Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom. New York: Facts On File, 1988.

Preston, Dickson J., Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.

Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

Voss, Frederick S. Majestic in His Wrath: A Pictorial Life of Frederick Douglass. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

Washington, Booker T. Frederick Douglass. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1906.

Chesnutt, Charles Waddell. Frederick Douglass. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002. Original edition, 1899.

Conference. Frederick Douglass Conference: The Public Life and Work of Frederick Douglass. At University of Rochester, New York, 2003.

Diedrich, Maria. Love Across the Color Lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.

Douglass, Frederick. Narracion de la Vida de Frederick Douglass, Un Esclavo Americano, Escrita Por El Mismo: Texto Bilinue. Translated by J. B. A. M. Manzanas. Leon: Universidad de Leon, 2000.

———. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Austin, Tex,: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000. Original edition, 1845.

———. "Your Late Lamented Husband": An Unpublished Letter of Frederick Douglass to Mary Todd Lincoln. New York, 2000.

———. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time. Scituate, Mass.: Digital Scanning, 2001. Original edition, 1882.

Foner, Philip S., ed. Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings. New York: Dover Publications, 2003. Original edition, 1945.

Harris, Nikka L. Mastering the Master's Discourse: Gender, Race, and Language in the Slave Narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass. Master's thesis, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 2001.

Heine, David. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: Joined in a "Sacred Effort". Master's Thesis, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla, 2001.

Lutz, Norma Jean. Frederick Douglass. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.

Mackey, William Jr., ed. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2002. Original edition, 1845.

McKivigan, John R. Frederick Douglass. San Diego, Ca.: Greenhaven Press, 2004.

Mieder, Wolfgang. "No Struggle, No Progress": Frederick Douglass and His Proverbial Rhetoric for Civil Rights. New York: P. Lang, 2001.

Miller, Douglas T. Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom. Bridgewater, NJ: Replica Books, 2001. Original edition, 1993.

Moses, Wilson Jeremiah. Creative Conflict in African American Thought: Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Nusloch, David. Literateness and Critical Thinking in Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, William Dodd's Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd, a Factory Cripple, Written by Himself, and Edmund Gosse's Father and Son. Master's thesis, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La., 2002.

Phillips, Rachael. Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist and Reformer. Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Pub, 2000.

Pickens, Ernestine Williams, ed. Frederick Douglass, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Atlanta, Ga.: Clark Atlanta University Press, 2001. Original edition, 1899.

Prioleau, Rachelle C. 2000. Combining Abolitionism and Women's Suffrage: The Agenda Building Process and Discursive Strategies of Frederick Douglass.

Reed-Morton, LaDonna. Frederick Douglass and Martin Delany: the Politics of Emigration. Master's thesis, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 2002.

States, United. An Act to Authorize the Frederick Douglass Gardens, Inc., to Establish a Memorial and Gardens on Department of the Interior Lands in the District of Columbia or Its Enfivorns in Honor and Commemoration of Frederick Douglass. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.P: Supt. of Docs., 2000.

Talbot County, Historical Society of. Frederick Douglass Driving Tour of Talbot County, Maryland. Easton, Md.: Historical Society of Talbot County, 2002.

Taylor, Trachell R. Redefiing Selfhood: Examining the Self in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Master's Thesis, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2003.

Waters, Carver Wendell. Voice in the Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Solomon Northrup. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.

Williams, Roderick. Invisible Place: A Spatial Exploration of the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass". Master's thesis, University of Cinncinnatti, Cinncinnatti, Ohio, 2000.

Williamson, Scott C. The Narrative Life: The Moral and Religious Thought of Frederick Douglass. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2002.

Wu, Jin-Ping. Frederick Douglass and the Black Liberation Movement: The North Star of American Blacks. Garland: New York, 2000.

IV. Especially for Youth

Becker, Helaine. Frederick Douglass. Woodbridge, Conn.: Blackbirch Press, 2001.

Burchard, Peter. Frederick Douglass: For the Great Family of Man. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.

Byrd, Adler David A. and Samuel. A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Original edition, 1993.

Collier, James Lincoln and Greg Copeland. The Frederick Douglass You Never Knew. New York: Children's Press, 2003.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: With Related Readings. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Fleming, Alice Mulcahey. Frederick Douglass: From Slave to Statesman. New York: PowerKids Press, 2004.

Jackson, Dave; Neta Jackson and Anne Gavitt. Caught in the Rebel Camp: Frederick Douglass. Minneapolis, Minn.: Bethany House Publishers, 2003.

Kerby, Mona. Frederick Douglass: Samuel Morse. Lincoln, Neb.: IUniverse, 2001.

Lantier, Patricia. Frederick Douglass. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2003.

Lutz, Norma Jean. Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist and Author. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.

McKissack, Pat and Frederick McKissack. Frederick Douglass: Leader Against Slavery. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Pub., 2002.

Passaro, John. Frederick Douglass. Chanhassen, MN: Child's World, 2000.

Rau, Dana Meachen. Frederick Douglass. Mineapolis, Minn.: Compass Point Books, 2003.

Schaefer, Lola M. Frederick Douglass. Mankato, Minn: Peeble Books, 2002.

Schraff, Anne E. Frederick Douglass: Speaking Out Against Slavery. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2002.

Trumbauer, Lisa. Let's Meet Frederick Douglass. Philadelphia: Chelsea Clubhouse Books, 2004.

Weidt, Maryann N. and Jeni Reeves. Voice of Freedom: A Story About Frederick Douglass. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 2001.

Welch, Catherine A. Frederick Douglass. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2003.

———. Frederick Douglass. New York: Backpack Books, 2003.

Yancey, Diane. Frederick Douglass. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2003.

Bennett, Evelyn. Frederick Douglass and the War against Slavery. Brookfield,Conn.: The Millbrook Press, 1993.

Keenan, Sheila. Frederick Douglass: Portrait of a Freedom Fighter. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1995.

McCurdy, Michael, ed. Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. Frederick Douglass: The Black Lion. Chicago: Children's Press, 1987.

Milton Meltzer, ed. Frederick Douglass, in His Own Words. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Russell, Sharman Apt. Frederick Douglass. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.


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