The Frederick Douglass Papers: 1842-1852

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Yale University Press, 2009 - Abolitionists - 661 pages
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This volume of The Frederick Douglass Papers represents the first of a four-volume series of the selected correspondence of the great American abolitionist and reformer. Douglass’s correspondence was richly varied, from relatively obscure slaveholders and fugitive slaves to poets and politicians, including Horace Greeley, William H. Seward, Susan B. Anthony, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

The letters acquaint us with Douglass’s many roles—politician, abolitionist, diplomat, runaway slave, women’s rights advocate, and family man—and include many previously unpublished letters between Douglass and members of his family. Douglass stood at the epicenter of the political, social, intellectual, and cultural issues of antebellum America. This collection of Douglass’s early correspondence illuminates not only his growth as an activist and writer, but the larger world of the times and the abolition movement as well.

  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xv
Introduction to Series Three
xxi
Introduction to Volume One
xxxi
Timeline of Douglasss Life
xliii
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison
1
Frederick Douglass to Abigail Kelley 19 June 1843
10
Frederick Douglass to Wendell Phillips 10 February 1844
16
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 17 August 1844
25
Amy Post to Frederick Douglass and Martin R Delany
308
Maria Weston Chapman to Frederick Douglass 22 September 1848
318
William F George to Frederick Douglass 16 October 1848
324
Williams and James D Knight to Frederick Douglass
330
William Douglass to Frederick Douglass and Martin R Delany
336
John J acobus Flournoy to John Dick and Frederick Douglass
343
Henry Bush to Frederick Douglass 6 January 1849
349
Abner H Francis to Frederick Douglass 25 January 1849
353

Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 27 October 1844
33
Frederick Douglass to Maria Weston Chapman 27 October 1844
43
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 16 September 1845
53
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 28 October 1845
59
Frederick Douglass to Richard Dowden Richard
65
Frederick Douglass to Richard D Webb 24 December 1845
71
Frederick Douglass to Richard D Webb midJanuary 1846
79
Frederick Douglass to Francis Jackson 29 January 1846
89
Frederick Douglass to Maria Weston Chapman 29 March 1846
99
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 16 April 1846
109
Frederick Douglass to Richard D Webb 26 April 1846
116
Frederick Douglass to Ruth Cox 16 May 1846
125
Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Pease 6 July 1846
141
Frederick Douglass to William A White 30 July 1846
147
Frederick Douglass to Eliza Nicholson 1 August 1846
153
George Armstrong to Frederick Douglass 2 September 1846
161
Frederick Douglass to Samuel Hanson Cox 30 October 1846
167
Wright to Frederick Douglass 12 December 1846
179
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 2 January 1847
191
Frederick Douglass to John Hardinge Veitch 22 January 1847
197
Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison 21 April 1847
203
Frederick Douglass to Thomas Van Rensselaer 18 May 1847
211
Frederick Douglass to Charles Francis Adams 27 June 1847
221
Frederick Douglass to Sydney H Gay 13 August 1847
227
Frederick Douglass to Sydney H Gay 20 August 1847
234
Frederick Douglass to Sydney H Gay 17 September 1847
245
Frederick Douglass to Samuel J May 27 September 1847
256
Frederick Douglass to Julia Griffiths 13 October 1847
262
Frederick Douglass to Henry Clay 3 December 1847
269
Gerrit Smith to Frederick Douglass 8 December 1847
276
Frederick Douglass to Martin R Delany 19 January 1848
282
William Whipper to Frederick Douglass and Martin R Delany
283
Frederick Douglass to Amy Post 30 January 1848
289
Jermain Wesley Loguen to Frederick Douglass 8 February 1848
295
Frederick Douglass to Julia Griffiths 28 April 1848
302
John J acobus Flournoy to Frederick Douglass 19 February 1849
360
Ebenezer James to Frederick Douglass 10 March 1849
369
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 30 March 1849
375
Frederick Douglass to Samuel Ringgold Ward 4 May 1849
381
Henry Highland Garnet to Frederick Douglass 31 August 1849
387
William H Topp to Frederick Douglass 3 September 1849
394
Frederick Douglass to Sydney H Gay 11 October 1849
400
Frederick Douglass to Alphonso M Sumner 18 December 1849
407
Frederick Douglass to Amy Post 5 April 1850
413
Gerrit Smith to Frederick Douglass 1 June 1850
417
Amy Post to Frederick Douglass late August 1850
426
Frederick Douglass to Amy Post 25 October 1850
432
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 21 January 1851
439
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 15 May 1851
445
Gerrit Smith to Frederick Douglass 9 June 1851 45 1
454
Harriet Beecher Stowe to Frederick Douglass 9 July 1851
462
Henry O Wagoner to Frederick Douglass 11 July 1851
468
Calvin Fairbank to Frederick Douglass 19 August 1851
474
S Hopkins to Frederick Douglass 21 August 1851
482
Ebenezer Tucker to Frederick Douglass 9 September 1851
488
James McCune Smith to Frederick Douglass 8 October 1851
490
Gerrit Smith to Frederick Douglass 4 November 1851
496
William G Allen to Frederick Douglass 3 December 1851
503
Benjamin Fish to Frederick Douglass 25 December 1851
509
Cooper to Frederick Douglass 8 February 1852
515
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 28 February 1852
521
Frederick Douglass to Susan Farley Porter 27 March 1852
527
Giles B Stebbins to Frederick Douglass 26 April 1852
533
William James Watkins to Frederick Douglass 18 May 1852
539
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 7 July 1852
545
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith 21 October 1852
551
Frederick Douglass to Samuel J May 10 November 1852
554
Index
603
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John R. McKivigan is Mary O’Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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