The speeches of Frederick Douglass : a critical edition /

A collection of twenty of Frederick Douglass's most important orations This volume brings together twenty of Frederick Douglass's most historically significant speeches on a range of issues, including slavery, abolitionism, civil rights, sectionalism, temperance, women's rights, econo...

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Author / Creator: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:McKivigan, John R., 1949- editor.
Husband, Julie, editor.
Kaufman, Heather L., 1969- editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • "I Have Come to Tell You Something about Slavery" (1841)
  • "Temperance and Anti-Slavery" (1846)
  • "American Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland" (1846)
  • "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852)
  • "A Nation in the Midst of a Nation" (1853)
  • "The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered" (1854)
  • "The American Constitution and the Slave" (1860)
  • "The Mission of the War" (1864)
  • "Sources of Danger to the Republic" (1867)
  • "Let the Negro Alone" (1869)
  • "We Welcome the Fifteenth Amendment" (1869)
  • "Our Composite Nationality" (1869)
  • "Which Greeley Are We Voting For?" (1872)
  • "Recollections of the Anti-Slavery Conflict" (1873)
  • "The Freedmen's Monument to Abraham Lincoln" (1876)
  • "This Decision Has Humbled the Nation" (1883)
  • " 'It Moves, ' or the Philosophy of Reform" (1883)
  • "I Am a Radical Woman Suffrage Man" (1888)
  • "Self-Made Men" (1893)
  • "Lessons of the Hour" (1894)
  • Caleb Bingham, from The Columbian Orator (1817)
  • Henry Highland Garnet, from "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America" (1843)
  • Samuel Ringgold Ward, "Speech Denouncing Daniel Webster's Endorsement of the Fugitive Slave Law" (1850)
  • Wendell Phillips, from "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1863)
  • Frederick Douglass, "Give Us the Facts," from My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
  • Frederick Douglass, "One Hundred Conventions" (1843), from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; 1892)
  • Frederick Douglass, "Letter from the Editor" (1849), from the Rochester North Star
  • Frederick Douglass, "A New Vocation before Me" (1870), from Life and Times
  • Frederick Douglass, "People Want to Be Amused as Well as Instructed" (1871), Letter to James Redpath
  • Frederick Douglass, "Great Is the Miracle of Human Speech" (1891), from the Washington (D.C.) Evening Star
  • Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, from "Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Meeting" (1841)
  • William J. Wilson, "A Leaf from My Scrap Book: Samuel R. Ward and Frederick Douglass" (1849)
  • Thurlow G. Weed, from "A Colored Man's Eloquence" (1853)
  • William Wells Brown, from The Rising Son (1874)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "An 1895 Public Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Occasion of Frederick Douglass's Death," from In Memoriam: Frederick Douglass, ed. Helen Douglass (1897)
  • Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from American Orators and Oratory (1901)
  • Gregory P. Lampe, from Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Voice, 1818-1845
  • Ivy G. Wilson, from Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.
  • Richard W. Leeman, from "Fighting for Freedom Again: African American Reform Rhetoric in the Late Nineteenth Century"
  • David Howard-Pitney, from the Afro-American Jeremiad: Appeals for Justice in America
  • Granville Ganter, from "'He Made Us Laugh Some': Frederick Doublass's Humor"
  • Chronology of other important speeches and events in Frederick Douglass's life.