home
 
The Frederick Douglass Papers - Douglass, Frederick; McKivigan, John R - Yale University Press

Editions
History

Series Information
The Frederick Douglass Papers Series


The Frederick Douglass Papers

Series 3: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1842-1852

  • Frederick Douglass; Edited by John R. McKivigan
      REVIEWS             PREVIEW             CONTENTS             EXCERPTS      

This volume of The Frederick Douglass Papers represents the first of a four-volume series of the selected correspondence of the great American abolitionist and reformer. Douglass’s correspondence was richly varied, from relatively obscure slaveholders and fugitive slaves to poets and politicians, including Horace Greeley, William H. Seward, Susan B. Anthony, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

The letters acquaint us with Douglass’s many roles—politician, abolitionist, diplomat, runaway slave, women’s rights advocate, and family man—and include many previously unpublished letters between Douglass and members of his family. Douglass stood at the epicenter of the political, social, intellectual, and cultural issues of antebellum America. This collection of Douglass’s early correspondence illuminates not only his growth as an activist and writer, but the larger world of the times and the abolition movement as well.

John R. McKivigan is Mary O’Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR
      
more...


OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES
                  
more...

TOP