The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition
Edited by John R. McKivigan, Julie Husband, and Heather L. Kaufman
Yale University Press, 2018
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, economic development, and immigration. Douglass’s oratory is accompanied by speeches that influenced him, his reflections on successful rhetorical strategies, contemporary commentary on his performances, and modern-day assessments of his rhetorical legacy.