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This edition of Douglass' Narrative reprints -- for the first time -- this classic document together with speeches and letters, all in a volume designed for under-graduate students. An extensive introduction places the Narrative in its historical and literary contexts with annotations on needed background.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION "A Psalm of Freedom"
PART ONE The Document
Editor's Note on the Text
William Lloyd Garrison, May 1, 1845
Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq., April 22, 1845
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
Notes on the Text
PART TWO 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
Nathaniel P. Rogers
"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
Letter to Thomas Auld, September 3, 1848, published in The North Star, September 8, 1848; and The Liberator, September 22, 1848
"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" speech delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852