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


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.

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