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Taylor (I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives), an editor at Lawrence Hill, serves readers and libraries well by adapting and abridging Foner's acclaimed The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Vols. 1-5 (International Publishers, 1950-1975). As the text shows, Douglass's language, intellect, and humanity create a compelling narrative of 19th-century America. On display here are his ideas about abolitionism, feminism, electoral politics, and peace, as well as family, religion, literature, and economics. Although Taylor does not always provide thorough citations, this much of Douglass's work is not available elsewhere in such an affordable volume. Recommended for public and academic libraries.ASherri Barnes, Ventura, CA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“[This collection] puts all America under deep obligation. . . . The figure of a great man rises from [this volume].” —W. E. B. Du Bois, author, The Souls of Black Folk


“An outstanding contribution to the social history of the Negro in the United States.” —E. Franklin Frazier, author, Black Bourgeoisie

“[An] evident outcome of great labor and love, [this book] is a monumental piece of historical scholarship, contributing as much to vital aspects of American history as to the documentary portraiture of the nineteenth century’s greatest American Negro.” —Alain Locke, editor of The New Negro


“A veritable treasure house of historical information.” —Benjamin Quarles, author of The Negro in the American Revolution and Frederick Douglass
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Product Details

  • Series: The Library of Black America series
  • Paperback: 808 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556523521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556523526
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 3, 2000
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Frederick Douglas was one of the most important African American leaders of the 19th Century. He was a man who spoke and wrote with an unsurpassed eloquent on the issues confronting the American people during his life. His commentaries ranged from the abolition of slavery to women's rights, From the Civil War to racial lynchings, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Frederick Douglas: Selected Speeches and Writings was originally edited by Philip S. Foner and has been abridged and adapted in this superb "The Library of Black America" edition by Yuval Taylor. Frederick Douglas: Selected Speeches And Writings will form a core title in any personal, academic, or public library Black Studies collection.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tim Sandefur on August 13, 2005
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Douglass is great--a true American hero--and it's very nice to have a good, affordable single-volume collection of his writings. But be warned that this edition has MANY typographical errors--on nearly every other page--and does not contain the original typographical style, which I think detracts from the experience. Still, it's a very handy reference to have around.
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By Ms. P-G on March 2, 2014
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My husband is a Frederick Douglass fan and loves this item! It includes a multitude of Douglass' speeches and writings. My husband had two other titles that he was to read ahead of this one. He wanted to drop those two and begin reading this immediately! ...And the title was in great shape! Thank you!
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