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February 19 , 2009

6 Works of Frederick Douglass and The Biography by Charles W. Chesnutt


Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818– February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

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This volume contains the complete text of several important works by Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. DuBois, two of the greatest minds of the American Negro community during the 19th century.  (For quite some time the preferred term has been, of course, African-American.)   Several of the most…

Douglass wrote several autobiographies, eloquently describing his experiences in slavery in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became influential in its support for abolition. He wrote two more autobiographies, with his last, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, published in 1881 and covering events through and after the Civil War. After the Civil War, Douglass remained active in the United States' struggle to reach its potential as a "land of the free". Douglass actively supported women's suffrage. Without his approval he became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate of Victoria Woodhull on the impracticable and small Equal Rights Party ticket. Douglass held multiple public offices.
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1   Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass
Written by himself. (Boston, 1845: The American Anti-slavery Society)

2  My Bondage and My Freedom
(New York and Auburn, 1855: Miller, Orton & Mulligan)

3  My Escape From Slavery
The Century Illustrated Magazine 23, n.s. 1 (Nov. 1881)
4  Reconstruction
Atlantic Monthly 18 (1866)

5   Abolition Fanaticism In New York
Held May 11, 1847

6  John Brown
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, May 30, 1881


7  Frederick Douglass A Biography
1899, Written by Charles Waddell Chesnutt

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Bonus:    Free Audiobook link (Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass and My Escape From Slavery)  for download (which can be downloaded separately using a PC/Mac)

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