Frederick douglass papers

It is an outrage upon the soul, a war upon the immortal spirit, and one for which you must give account at the bar of our common Father and Creator. Douglass published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime and revised the third of theseeach time expanding on the previous one.

Speeches, Debates, and Interviews.

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During the war, Douglass also helped the Union cause by serving as a recruiter for the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Blassingame, Professor of History at Yale. In a letter written to a friend soon after reaching New York, I said: His eldest son, Charles Douglass, joined the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, but was ill for much of his service.

The book, first published inis a classroom reader, containing essays, speeches and dialogues, to assist students in learning reading and grammar. In Congress declared Cedar Hill a national historical site, and ownership of the home and its contents was transferred to the National Park Service.

On his return to the United States, Douglass founded the North Star, a weekly publication with the motto "Right is of no sex, Truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren. Noble men may be found, scattered all over these Northern States Douglass publicized this view in his newspapers and several speeches.

With Blassingame serving as editor, the project began work in InDouglass met and fell in love with Anna Murraya free black woman in Baltimore about five years older than he.

He held various positions, including steward, Sunday School superintendent, and sexton. Listen to this page About this Collection The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

Inspired by Garrison, Douglass later said, "no face and form ever impressed me with such sentiments [of the hatred of slavery] as did those of William Lloyd Garrison. This led Douglass to become an early advocate for school desegregation. His draw was such that some facilities were "crowded to suffocation".

At another meeting, Douglass was unexpectedly invited to speak. He whipped Douglass regularly, and nearly broke him psychologically.This volume of The Frederick Douglass Papers represents the first of a four-volume series of the selected correspondence of the great American abolitionist and reformer.

Douglass’s correspondence was richly varied, from relatively obscure slaveholders and fugitive slaves to poets and politicians. The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

The Frederick Douglass Papers: Volume 1, Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews, (The Frederick Douglass Papers Series) Sep 10, by Frederick Douglass and Professor John W.

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Blassingame. Frederick Douglass’ Paper Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February – February 20, ) was an American social reformer, orator. The Frederick Douglass Papers has created this website to assist the general reader to learn more about Douglass and his accomplishments, and the scholar to have faster access to the thousands of documents that illustrate his career.

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John R. McKivigan is Mary O’Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Perdue University and has served as editor for the Frederick Douglass Papers Series since He lives in Indianapolis, IN.

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