New North Star
Edited by John R. McKivigan and Jeffery A. Duvall
IUPUI Institute for American Thought, 2019-
The New North Star is a peer-reviewed, annual, open-access online journal, published by the Institute for American Thought. The journal features new scholarship on the activities and ideas of the nineteenth century African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the world with which he interacted. Articles that assess Douglass’s impact on events following his lifetime, including current events, are also desired. The New North Star publishes articles from a diversity of disciplines, ranging from history to literature, and communications to anthropology. Likewise, in the spirit of Douglass’s own varied interests, works of fiction and poetry on topics pertinent to his life and times are also considered for publication. The journal also features interviews with authors of new scholarship on Douglass as well as reviews of that recently published literature. The New North Star is intended to help bridge the gap between new scholarship and the classroom, and articles describing new techniques on teaching Douglass and his world are also welcome.