• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Suggested Reading

Autobiographies and other writings

Douglass, Frederick. The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews. Ed. John W. Blassingame and John R. McKivigan. 5 volumes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979-1992.

Douglass, Frederick. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. 1892. New York: Collier Books, 1962.

Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. 1855. Introduction by Phiilip S. Foner. New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. 1845. New York: Dover Publications, 1995.

Frederick Douglass Document Library at TeachingAmericanHistory.org


Foner, Phillip S. Frederick Douglass: A Biography. New York: Citadel Press, 1964.

Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass. New York: Da Capo Press, 1948.

Stauffer, John. Giants. New York: Twelve, 2008.

Topical Works

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

Colaiaco, James. Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Foner, Phillip S. Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights. New York: Da Capo Press, 1992.

Foner, Phillip S. Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. 4 volumes. New York: International Publishers, 1950.

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

Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.

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

Did You Know?

Douglass and Joseph

Frederick Douglass had a rich family life at Cedar Hill. By the 1890s, all four of his adult children lived in Washington, D.C. His grandchildren visited often. Douglass is seen here with his grandson Joseph, who was a renowned violinist.