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Author Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author.

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Title The speeches of Frederick Douglass : a critical edition / John R. McKivigan, Julie Husband, Heather L. Kaufman, editors.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


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Description xxxix, 645 pages ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-609) and index.
Contents Illustrations; Preface; Introduction: Frederick Douglass's Oratory and Political Leadership; Part 1: Selected Speeches by Frederick Douglass; "I Have Come to Tell You Something about Slavery" (1841); "Temperance and Anti-Slavery" (1846); "American Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland" (1846); "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852); "A Nation in the Midst of a Nation" (1853); "The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered" (1854); "The American Constitution and the Slave" (1860); "The Mission of the War" (1864)"Sources of Danger to the Republic" (1867); "Let the Negro Alone" (1869); "We Welcome the Fifteenth Amendment" (1869); "Our Composite Nationality" (1869); "Which Greeley Are We Voting For?" (1872); "Recollections of the Anti-Slavery Conflict" (1873); "The Freedmen's Monument to Abraham Lincoln" (1876); "This Decision Has Humbled the Nation" (1883); " 'It Moves,' or the Philosophy of Reform" (1883); "I Am a Radical Woman Suffrage Man" (1888); "Self-Made Men" (1893); "Lessons of the Hour" (1894) -- Part 2: Known Influences on Frederick Douglass's Oratory; Caleb Bingham, from The Columbian Orator (1817); Henry Highland Garnet, from "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America" (1843); Samuel Ringgold Ward, "Speech Denouncing Daniel Webster's Endorsement of the Fugitive Slave Law" (1850); Wendell Phillips, from "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1863) -- Part 3: Frederick Douglass on Public Speaking; Frederick Douglass, "Give Us the Facts," from My Bondage and My Freedom (1855); Frederick Douglass, "One Hundred Conventions" (1843), from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; 1892); Frederick Douglass, "Letter from the Editor" (1849), from the Rochester North Star; Frederick Douglass, "A New Vocation before Me" (1870), from Life and Times; Frederick Douglass, "People Want to Be Amused as Well as Instructed" (1871), Letter to James Redpath; Frederick Douglass, "Great Is the Miracle of Human Speech" (1891), from the Washington (D.C.) Evening Star -- Part 4: Contemporary Commentary on Frederick Douglass as an Orator; Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, from "Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Meeting" (1841); William J. Wilson, "A Leaf from My Scrap Book: Samuel R. Ward and Frederick Douglass" (1849); Thurlow G. Weed, from "A Colored Man's Eloquence" (1853); William Wells Brown, from The Rising Son (1874); Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "An 1895 Public Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Occasion of Frederick Douglass's Death," from In Memoriam: Frederick Douglass, ed. Helen Douglass (1897); Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from American Orators and Oratory (1901) -- Part 5: Modern Scholarly Criticism of Frederick Douglass as an Orator.
Summary A collection of twenty of Frederick Douglasss most important orations /> /> This volume brings together twenty of Frederick Douglasss most historically significant speeches on a range of issues, including slavery, abolitionism, civil rights, sectionalism, temperance, womens rights, economic development, and immigration. Douglasss oratory is accompanied by speeches that he considered influential, his thoughts on giving public lectures and the skills necessary to succeed in that endeavor, commentary by his contemporaries on his performances, and modern-day assessments of Douglasss effectiveness as a public speaker and advocate.
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Oratory.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African American orators.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- African American authors.
African American orators. (OCoLC)fst00799284
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst01921448
Genre/Form History.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Added Author McKivigan, John R., 1949- editor.
Husband, Julie, editor.
Kaufman, Heather L., 1969- editor.
ISBN 9780300192179 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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