Suggested Reading


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

________________. My Bondage and My Freedom. 1855.

________________. The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. 1892.

Speeches and Other Writings by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Documents on (online resource).

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress (online resource).

Andrews, William L. (ed.) The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Blassingame, John W. and McKivigan, John R. (eds.) The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews. Volumes 1-5. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979-1992.

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


Blassingame, John. Frederick Douglass: The Clarion Voice. Washington, DC: Division of Publications, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1976.

Chesnutt, Charles W. Frederick Douglass. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1899.

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

Gregory, James M. Frederick Douglass the Orator. Springfield, MA: Willey & Co., 1893.

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

Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass. Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1948.

Washington, Booker T. Frederick Douglass. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906.
Thematic/Topical Works

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

Buccola, Nicholas. The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty. New York: New York University Press, 2012.

Chaffin, Tom. Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Cheseborough, David B. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

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

Levine, Robert S. Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

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

Muller, John. Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012.

Myers, Peter C. Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.

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

Stauffer, John. GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. New York: TWELVE/Hachette Book Group, 2008.

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

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