"The Frederick Douglass Papers" by Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Papers Series Three: Correspondence, Volume 2: 1853-1865 Frederick Douglass, John R. Kaufman-McKivigan

The Frederick Douglass Papers Series
Publication date:
08 May 2018
Yale University Press
720 pages: 235 x 156 x 52mm
11 b-w illus.

A second volume of the collected correspondence of the great African-American reformer and abolitionist features correspondence written during the Civil War years

The second collection of meticulously edited correspondence with abolitionist, author, statesman, and former slave Frederick Douglass covers the years leading up to the Civil War through the close of the conflict, offering readers an illuminating portrait of an extraordinary American and the turbulent times in which he lived. An important contribution to historical scholarship, the documents offer fascinating insights into the abolitionist movement during wartime and the author’s relationship to Abraham Lincoln and other prominent figures of the era.

John R. McKivigan is Mary O’Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Perdue University and has served as editor for the Frederick Douglass Papers Series since 1992. He lives in Indianapolis, IN.