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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass
Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor

July 2022

ISBN: 9780198835325

640 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

In his final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written By Himself, Frederick Douglass shares the stories of his 'several lives in one.' He does powerful justice to his lives lived in U.S. slavery, in the fight for abolition, and in the 'conflict and battle' of the Civil War.

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In his final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written By Himself, Frederick Douglass shares the stories of his 'several lives in one.' He does powerful justice to his lives lived in U.S. slavery, in the fight for abolition, and in the 'conflict and battle' of the Civil War.

  • In-depth examination of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass as an innovative and experimental literary text and pioneering work of political radicalism
  • Detailed analysis of Douglass' fight not only against the legal institution of slavery but against the survival of the 'spirit of slavery'
  • Thorough exploration of his lifelong fight against white supremacy and white racism

About the Author(s)

Frederick Douglass

Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier, University of Edinburgh, and Andrew Taylor, University of Edinburgh

Celeste-Marie Bernier is Professor of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of African American Visual Arts (2008), Characters of Blood (2012), Suffering and Sunset (2015), Stick to the Skin (2019), and Battleground (2022). Her co-authored and co-edited works include Inside the Invisible (2019), Pictures and Power (2018), If I Survive (2018), Visualising Slavery (2016), Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing (2017), and Picturing Frederick Douglass (2015). She is editor of Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (2018) and My Bondage and My Freedom (2019). She is the author of the forthcoming The Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family Papers and Douglass Family Lives: The Biography.

Andrew Taylor is Professor of American Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely in the field of nineteenth-century US literature and transatlantic literary studies.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Frederick Douglass
    LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
    Appendix: Lessons of the Hour
    Explanatory Notes

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