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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
November 9,. 2004

?Frederick Douglass ? An American Hero?
Clarence Walker, Department of History
University of California, Davis

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Writings & Speeches of Frederick Douglass
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845)

  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1850)
    http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/hst /biography/MyBondageandMyFreedom/toc.html

  • Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881)

  • Fourth of July Speech (1852) By Fredrick Douglass
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2927.html (excerpt)
    http://www.thisnation.com/library/print/douglassfourthjuly2.html (entire speech)

  • Extract from A Lecture on Slavery, at Rochester, December 8, 1850

Websites about Frederick Douglass

  • Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

  • People of Faith (PBS) > Frederick Douglass

  • American Visionaries : Frederick Douglass

  • American Writers Series : Frederick Douglass

  • Africans in America: Frederick Douglass

  • Frederick Douglass in Britain

  • Biography of Frederick Douglass, Sandra Thomas (Rochester)

  • Frederick Douglass Comes to Life
  • North American Slave Narratives > Documenting the American South Online ollection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920. (e.g. Mary Prince, Venture Smith, Olaudah Equiano, Solomon Northup, and more)

  • Charles Ball Fifty Years in Chains, or, The Life of an American Slave. (full text of the book online) http://docsouth.unc.edu/ball/menu.html

  • Chesnutt, Charles Waddell, 1858-1932. The House Behind the Cedars (full text of the book online) http://docsouth.unc.edu/chesnutthouse/menu.html

  • Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915)
  • Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery by James Brewer Stewart.a basic history of the abolitionist movement beginning with the period of the American Revolution link to Amazon

  • The Barber of Natchez; by Edwin Davis and William Hogan In 1938 the 2,000 page diary of William Johnson of Natchez, Mississippi was discovered along with numerous other personal and legal documents. The widow of Johnson's grandson made possible the publication of the diary in 1951 which led to publication of The Barber of Natchez in 1954. link to Amazon

  • Great Slave Narratives by Arna Wendell Bontemps link to Amazon

  • The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis, Jr. Gates link to Amazon

  • The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, Henry Louis Gates Jr. link to Amazon