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Series Three: Correspondence

Correspondence, Volume 1: 1842-1852

Frederick Douglass; Edited by John R. McKivigan

December 8, 2009

This volume of The Frederick Douglass Papers represents the first of a four-volume series of the selected correspondence of the great American abolitionist and reformer. Douglass’s correspondence was richly varied, from relatively obscure slaveholders and fugitive slaves to poets and politicians, including Horace Greeley, William H. Seward, Susan B. Anthony, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The letters acquaint us with Douglass’s many roles—politician, abolitionist, diplomat, runaway slave, women’s rights advocate, and family man—and include many previously unpublished letters between Douglass and members of his family. Douglass stood at the epicenter of the political, social, intellectual, and cultural issues of antebellum America. This collection of Douglass’s early correspondence illuminates not only his growth as an activist and writer, but the larger world of the times and the abolition movement as well.

Details:
ISBN: 9780300135602
728 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
10 b/w photos

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Correspondence, Volume 2: 1853-1865

Frederick Douglass; Edited by John R. McKivigan

May 8, 2018

A second volume of the collected correspondence of the great African-American reformer and abolitionist features correspondence written during the Civil War years

The second collection of meticulously edited correspondence with abolitionist, author, statesman, and former slave Frederick Douglass covers the years leading up to the Civil War through the close of the conflict, offering readers an illuminating portrait of an extraordinary American and the turbulent times in which he lived. An important contribution to historical scholarship, the documents offer fascinating insights into the abolitionist movement during wartime and the author’s relationship to Abraham Lincoln and other prominent figures of the era.

Details:

ISBN: 9780300218305
720 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
11 b/w illus.

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Correspondence, Volume 3: 1866-1880

Forthcoming 2022

Correspondence, Volume 4: 1881-1888

Forthcoming 2024

Correspondence, Volume 5: 1889-1895

Forthcoming 2025