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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave, Written by Himself
2nd Edition
 
 
Bedford/St. Martin's
 
 
 
 
 
 
28 Jul 2006
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This new edition is the first prepared especially for American history courses. David W. Blight's extensive introduction and related materials place the Narrative in both its historical and literary contexts. The book also includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a bibliography, questions for consideration, illustrations and an index.


Description

This new edition is the first prepared especially for American history courses. David W. Blight's extensive introduction and related materials place the Narrative in both its historical and literary contexts. The book also includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a bibliography, questions for consideration, illustrations and an index.


Reviews

Review of the 1st edition

'This is a book that should be on the reading list of every course on American history or literature...with its excellent notes, bibliography and appendices, this supersedes other versions available in paperback.' - Adam Lively, Times Educational Supplement


Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: "A Psalm of Freedom"
PART I: THE DOCUMENT
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
PART II: SELECTED REVIEWS, DOCUMENTS, AND SPEECHES
"Dialogue Between a Master and a Slave," in The Columbian Orator (1797)
Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, New York Tribune, June 10, 1845
"Narratives of Fugitive Slaves," excerpt, Christian Examiner, July 1849
"Southern Slavery and Northern Religion," two addresses delivered in Concord, New Hampshire, February 11, 1844, as reported in (Concord, N.H.) Herald of Freedom, February 16, 1844
"My Slave Experience in Maryland," an address delivered in New York City, May 6, 1845, as recorded in National Antislavery Standard, May 22, 1845
"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"
speech delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852
APPENDICES
A Douglass Chronology (1818-1895)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index


Authors

DAVID W. BLIGHT is Professor of History at Yale University, USA. He taught at Amherst College for thirteen years. His scholarly work is concentrated on nineteenth-century America, with a special interest in the Civil War and Reconstruction, African-American history and American intellectual and cultural history. He has lectured widely on Frederick Douglass and served as a consultant to documentary films on African-American history, including the PBS television film Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History. His book, Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee is an award-winning intellectual biography of Douglass and a study of the meaning of the Civil War. His work Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory was awarded the Bancroft Prize in American History, the Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize, as well as four awards from the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of numerous essays on abolitionism and African American intellectual history, and his latest work is a collection of essays entitled Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the Civil War.