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Bondage and Freedom: Why We Must Read Frederick Douglass

  • William E. CainEmail author
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John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier. Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American. New York: Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2015. 288 pp. $49.95 (cl). ISBN: 978–0871404688. $35.00 (pb), with additional images, 2018. ISBN 978–1631494291.

John R. McKivigan, Julie Husband, and Heather L. Kaufman, eds. The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 645 pp. $20.00. ISBN: 978–300192179.

Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor, eds. If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 777 pp. $19.95. ISBN: 978–1474429283.

David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018. 888 pp. $37.50. ISBN: 978–1416590316.

This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA

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