Frederick Douglass Selected Speeches and Writings

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ISBN-13: 9781556523526

Edition: 1999

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One of the greatest African American leaders and one of the most brilliant minds of his time, Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote with unsurpassed eloquence on almost all the major issues confronting the American people during his life—from the abolition of slavery to women’s rights, from the Civil War to lynching, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Between 1950 and 1975, Philip S. Foner collected the most important of Douglass’s hundreds of speeches, letters, articles, and editorials into an impressive five-volume set, now long out of print. Abridged and condensed into one volume, and supplemented with several important texts that Foner did not include,Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writingspresents the most significant, insightful, and elegant short works of Douglass’s massive oeuvre.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 808
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Yuval Taylor, senior editor at Chicago Review Press, is the coauthor of "Faking It "and the editor of "I Was Born a Slave". He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Introduction
Preface
From 1841 to the Founding of The North Star
The Church and Prejudice, speech delivered at the Plymouth Church Anti-Slavery Society, December 23, 1841
To William Lloyd Garrison, November 8, 1842
The Folly of Our Opponents, The Liberty Bell, 1845
My Slave Experience in Maryland, speech before the American Anti-Slavery Society, May 6, 1845
To William Lloyd Garrison, September 1, 1845
To William Lloyd Garrison, January 1, 1846
To William Lloyd Garrison, January 27, 1846
To Francis Jackson, January 29, 1846
To Horace Greeley, April 15, 1846
An Appeal to the British People, reception speech at Finsbury Chapel, Moorfields, England, May 12, 1846
To Samuel Hanson Cox, D.D., October 30, 1846
To Henry C. Wright, December 22, 1846
Farewell Speech to the British People, at London Tavern, London, England, March 30, 1847
The Right to Criticize American Institutions, speech before the American Anti-Slavery Society, May 11, 1847
To Thomas Van Rensselaer, May 18, 1847
Bibles for the Slaves, The Liberty Bell, June, 1847
From the Founding of The North Star to the Compromise of 1850
To Henry Clay, The North Star, December 3, 1847
What of the Night? The North Star, May 5, 1848
"Prejudice Against Color," The North Star, May 5, 1848
The Rights of Women, The North Star, July 28, 1848
The Revolution of 1848, speech at West India Emancipation Celebration, Rochester, New York, August 1, 1848
To Thomas Auld, September 3, 1848
An Address to the Colored People of the United States, The North Star, September 29, 1848
The Blood of the Slave on the Skirts of the Northern People, The North Star, November 17, 1848
Colonization, The North Star, January 26, 1849
The Constitution and Slavery, The North Star, February 9, 1849
The Constitution and Slavery, The North Star, March 16, 1849
To H. G. Warner, Esq., The North Star, March 30, 1849
Comments on Gerrit Smith's Address, The North Star, March 30, 1849
Colorphobia in New York! The North Star, May 25, 1849
To Capt. Thomas Auld, Formerly My Master, September 3, 1849
Government and Its Subjects, The North Star, November 9, 1849
The Destiny of Colored Americans, The North Star, November 16, 1849
From the Compromise of 1850 to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
Henry Clay and Slavery, The North Star, February 8, 1850
At Home Again, The North Star, May 30, 1850
A Letter to the American Slaves, The North Star, September 5, 1850
Lecture on Slavery, No. 1, delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, December 1, 1850
To Gerrit Smith, Esqr., January 21, 1851
Change of Opinion Announced, The Liberator, May 23, 1851
To Gerrit Smith, Esqr., May 21, 1851
The Free Negro's Place Is in America, speech delivered at National Convention of Liberty Party, Buffalo, New York, September 18, 1851
Freedom's Battle at Christiana, Frederick Douglass' Paper, September 25, 1851
On Being Considered for the Legislature, Frederick Douglass' Paper, October 30, 1851
Extract from a Speech at Providence, Frederick Douglass' Paper, December 11, 1851
Hon. Horace Greeley and the People of Color, Frederick Douglass' Paper, January 29, 1852
Horace Greeley and Colonization, Frederick Douglass' Paper, February 26, 1852
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, speech at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852
The Fugitive Slave Law, speech to the National Free Soil Convention at Pittsburgh, August 11, 1852
To Gerrit Smith, Esqr., November 6, 1852
A Call to Work, Frederick Douglass' Paper, November 19, 1852
To Harriet Beecher Stowe, March 8, 1853
The Heroic Slave, Autographs for Freedom, 1853
The Black Swan, Alias Miss Elizabeth Greenfield, Frederick Douglass' Paper, April 8, 1853
The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Frederick Douglass' Paper, April 29, 1853
The Present Condition and Future Prospects of the Negro People, speech at annual meeting of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, New York City, May 11, 1853
The Claims of Our Common Cause, address of the Colored Convention held in Rochester, July 6-8, 1853, to the People of the United States
A Terror to Kidnappers, Frederick Douglass' Paper, November 25, 1853
From the Kansas-Nebraska Act to the Election of Abraham Lincoln
The Word "White," Frederick Douglass' Paper, March 17, 1854
The End of All Compromises with Slavery--Now and Forever, Frederick Douglass' Paper, May 26, 1854
Is It Right and Wise to Kill a Kidnapper? Frederick Douglass' Paper, June 2, 1854
Anthony Burns Returned to Slavery, Frederick Douglass' Paper, June 9, 1854
The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered, address delivered at Western Reserve College, July 12, 1854
The Kansas-Nebraska Bill, speech at Chicago, October 30, 1854
The Anti-Slavery Movement, lecture delivered before the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, March 19, 1855
To Hon. Chas. Sumner, April 24, 1855
The True Ground upon Which to Meet Slavery, Frederick Douglass' Paper, August 24, 1855
The Final Struggle, Frederick Douglass' Paper, November 16, 1855
To Gerrit Smith, May 23, 1856
Fremont and Dayton, Frederick Douglass' Paper, August 15, 1856
The Do-Nothing Policy, Frederick Douglass' Paper, September 12, 1856
Peaceful Annihilation of Slavery Is Hopeless, quoted by William Chambers, American Slavery and Colour, New York, 1857
The Dred Scott Decision, speech delivered before American Anti-Slavery Society, New York, May 14, 1857
West India Emancipation, speech delivered at Canandaigua, New York, August 3, 1857
Resolutions Proposed for Anti-Capital Punishment Meeting, Rochester, New York, October 7, 1858
Capt. John Brown Not Insane, Douglass' Monthly, November, 1859
To the Rochester Democrat and American, October 31, 1859
To Helen Boucaster, December 7, 1859
The Constitution of the United States: Is It Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery? speech delivered in Glasgow, Scotland, March 26, 1860
To My British Anti-Slavery Friends, May 26, 1860
The Chicago Nominations, Douglass' Monthly, June, 1860
To James Redpath, Esq., June 29, 1860
To William Still, July 2, 1860
The Prospect in the Future, Douglass' Monthly, August, 1860
The Presidential Campaign of 1860, speech at celebration of West India Emancipation, August 1, 1860
The Late Election, Douglass' Monthly, December, 1860
Speech on John Brown, delivered in Tremont Temple, Boston, December 3, 1860
From Secession to the Emancipation Proclamation
Dissolution of the American Union, Douglass' Monthly, January, 1861
The Union and How to Save It, Douglass' Monthly, February, 1861
The Inaugural Address, Douglass' Monthly, April, 1861
A Trip to Haiti, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
The Fall of Sumter, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
Sudden Revolution in Northern Sentiment, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
How to End the War, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
Nemesis, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
The Past and the Present, Douglass' Monthly, May, 1861
Notes on the War, Douglass' Monthly, July, 1861
The Decision of the Hour, substance of a lecture delivered at Zion Church, Sunday, June 16, 1861
The War and Slavery, Douglass' Monthly, August, 1861
The Rebels, the Government, and the Difference Between Them, Douglass' Monthly, August, 1861
To Rev. Samuel J. May, August 30, 1861
What Shall Be Done with the Slaves If Emancipated? Douglass' Monthly, January, 1862
The Future of the Negro People of the Slave States, speech delivered before the Emancipation League in Tremont Temple, Boston, February 5, 1862
The War and How to End It, speech delivered at Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, March 25, 1862
To Hon. Charles Sumner, April 8, 1862
The Slaveholders' Rebellion, speech delivered on the 4th day of July, 1862, at Himrods Corners, Yates Co., New York
To Gerrit Smith, September 8, 1862
The President and His Speeches, Douglass' Monthly, September, 1862
From the Emancipation Proclamation to the Eve of Appomattox
Emancipation Proclaimed, Douglass' Monthly, October, 1862
The Work of the Future, Douglass' Monthly, November, 1862
A Day for Poetry and Song, remarks at Zion Church, December 28, 1862
"Men of Color, to Arms!" March 21, 1863
Why Should a Colored Man Enlist? Douglass' Monthly, April, 1863
Another Word to Colored Men, Douglass' Monthly, April, 1863
Address for the Promotion of Colored Enlistments, delivered at a mass meeting in Philadelphia, July 6, 1863
To Major G. L. Stearns, August 1, 1863
The Commander-in-Chief and His Black Soldiers, Douglass' Monthly, August, 1863
Valedictory, Douglass' Monthly, August, 1863
Our Work Is Not Done, speech delivered at the annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society held at Philadelphia, December 3-4, 1863
The Mission of the War, address sponsored by Women's Loyal League and delivered in Cooper Institute, New York City, January 13, 1864
To an English Correspondent, [June, 1864]
To William Lloyd Garrison, Esq., September 17, 1864
To Theodore Tilton, October 15, 1864
Reconstruction, 1865-1876
The Need for Continuing Anti-Slavery Work, speech at Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society, May 10, 1865
The Douglass Institute, lecture at Inauguration of Douglass Institute, Baltimore, September 29, 1865
Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President, February 7, 1866
The Future of the Colored Race, The North American Review, May, 1866
Reconstruction, Atlantic Monthly, December, 1866
To Theodore Tilton, [September, 1867]
To Josephine Sophie White Griffing, September 27, 1868
To Harriet Tubman, September 29, 1868
Salutatory, The New National Era, September 8, 1870
Seeming and Real, The New National Era, October 6, 1870
To A. M. Powell, Esq., October 7, 1870
The Unknown Loyal Dead, speech delivered at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on Decoration Day, May 30, 1871
Letter from the Editor, The New National Era, June 13, 1872
Give Us the Freedom Intended for Us, The New National Era, December 5, 1872
To Hon. Gerrit Smith, September 25, 1873
Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln, delivered at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1876
The Post-Reconstruction Era, 1877-1895
There Was a Right Side in the Late War, speech delivered at Union Square, New York City, on Decoration Day, May 30, 1878
John Brown, speech delivered at Storer College, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, May 30, 1881
The Color Line, The North American Review, June, 1881
The United States Cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free, speech on the occasion of the Twenty-First Anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, April 16, 1883
Address to the People of the United States, delivered at a Convention of Colored Men, Louisville, Kentucky, September 25, 1883
The Civil Rights Case, speech at the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting held at Lincoln Hall, Washington, D.C., October 22, 1883
To Elizabeth Cady Stanton, May 30, 1884
To Francis J. Grimke, January 19, 1886
Southern Barbarism, speech on the occasion of the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1886
To W.H. Thomas, July 16, 1886
The Woman's Suffrage Movement, address before International Council of Women, Washington, D.C., March 31, 1888
I Denounce the So-Called Emancipation as a Stupendous Fraud, speech on the occasion of the Twenty-Sixth Anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1888
The Bloody Shirt, speech delivered at the National Republican Convention, Chicago, June 19, 1888
The Nation's Problem, speech delivered before the Bethel Literary and Historical Society, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1889
Introduction to The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbia Exposition, 1892
Lynch Law in the South, The North American Review, July, 1892
Why Is the Negro Lynched? The Lesson of the Hour, 1894
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