The Frederick Douglass Papers: Volume 4, Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews, 1864-80

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an abolitionist leader, spokesman for racial equality, and defender of women's rights. He was born into slavery in Maryland and learned to read and write around age twelve, and it was through this that his ideological opposition to slavery began to take shape. He successfully escaped bondage in 1838. In 1845, he published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became a bestseller in the US and was translated into several languages. He went on to advise President Abraham Lincoln on the treatment of black soldiers during the Civil War and continued to work for equality until his death.
John Kaufman-McKivigan is the Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as well as the Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers. He is author of numerous books and scholarly articles on abolitionism and other aspects of American reform history. He is currently preparing a study of Frederick Douglass' participation in the overlapping movements for radial political, social, and economic change in the early years of Reconstruction