The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition (Critical)

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Yale University Press
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author
John R. McKivigan is Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He is the general editor of Yale's Frederick Douglass Papers series. Julie Husband is Professor of Language and Literatures at Northern Iowa University. Heather L. Kaufman is Research Associate with the Frederick Douglass Papers.
"During the nineteenth century, Douglass was celebrated first and foremost as an orator of uncommon power. This terrific collection of Douglass's greatest speeches, supplemented with compelling contextual materials, provides the best possible introduction to Douglass's oratorical genius." -- Robert S. Levine, author of The Lives of Frederick Douglass

"A cursory perusal of this masterful and unique compendium of Frederick Douglass's oratory quickly confirms why, unlike any of his contemporaries, Douglass became the conscience of a troubled country."--Richard Blackett, Vanderbilt University

"The Speeches of Frederick Douglass is an outstanding volume. The editors have succeeded in their goal of selecting, contextualizing, and annotating a representative sample of Frederick Douglass's most important orations for a wide audience of readers."--Glen McClish, San Diego State University

"I very much appreciate the inclusion of Douglass's own writings about his speaking, the reactions of contemporaries, and the critical pieces written by modern scholars. The combination of these elements with these thoroughly annotated, unabridged speeches provides a fascinating portrait of Frederick Douglass the orator." -- Richard W. Leeman, UNC Charlotte