Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer. His early life shaped the truly remarkable advocate he became, and the two primary causes he campaigned for — the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.

Tracy's Research:

  • PBS. "Frederick Douglass." Africans in America.
  • National Park Service. "Frederick Douglass." Frederick Douglass National Historic District of Columbia.
  • Douglass, Frederick. "My Bondage and My Freedom." MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGAN. New York: 25 Park Row.--Auburn: 107 Genesee-st. 1855. Via DocSouth/University of North Carolina.
  • Archives of Maryland Biographical Series. " Capt. Aaron Anthony (b. circa 1766 - d. 1826) ."
  • Bingham, Caleb. "The Columbian Orator." Via 19th Century Schoolbooks.;cc=nietz;view=toc;idno=00acf6728m
  • Douglass, Frederick. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself." 1845. Via DocSouth/University of North Carolina.
  • Quarles, Benjamin. " Frederick Douglass and the Woman's Rights Movement." The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan., 1940). Via JSTOR.
  • Walker, S. Jay "Frederick Douglass and Woman Suffrage." The Black Scholar, Vol. 4, No. 6/7. 1973.
  • Wesleyan University. "Black Women & the Suffrage Movement."

Topics in this Podcast: what the Civil War was about, literary history, biographies, 19th century, slavery, racism, 19th amendment, abolition, women's suffrage, women's rights, U.S. history, U.S. civil war, black history