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Frederick Douglass On Women's Rights
This book collects the speeches and writings of Frederick Douglass on women's rights. Since suffrage was the major concern of the movement, the issue of voting is primary of Douglass's themes; however he also spoke and wrote resolutely on the need for women to reach their full potential by participating in every phase of American society and in every aspect of decision-mak ...more
Published September 3rd 1976 by Greenwood Press
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May 13, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it
This text is a useful and enlightening collection of Douglass's most prominent (and most of all) his women's rights related writings, including speeches, newspaper editorials, and personal correspondence with suffragists, public figures, and other activists. It consists of a lengthy and engaging introduction that outlines Douglass's relationship to the women's rights movement. What keeps this work from being an outstanding text is in its lack of probing Douglass's oversights in his work, for exa ...more
This is a really nice collection of Douglass' writings on various topics related to women's rights, with the bonus of a set of essays by black women who were Douglass' contemporaries discussing his legacy. Foner's introduction is nice, though it doesn't add much to the documents. I generally found it a useful resource.
Frederick Douglass (née Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey). Born as a slave in Maryland in 1818, he was to become a renowned abolitionist, editor and feminist. Escaping from slavery at age 20, he renamed himself Frederick Douglass and became an abolition agent. Douglass traveled widely, often at personal peril, to lecture against slavery. His first of three autobiographies, The Narrative of the ...moreMore about Frederick Douglass...