The Speeches of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass; John R. McKivigan (Editor); Julie Husband; Heather L. Kaufman
Publication Date: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018
A collection of twenty of Frederick Douglass's most important orations. This volume brings together twenty of Frederick Douglass's most historically significant speeches on a range of issues, including slavery, abolitionism, civil rights, sectionalism, temperance, women's rights, economic development, and immigration. Douglass's oratory is accompanied by speeches that influenced him, his reflections on successful rhetorical strategies, contemporary commentary on his performances, and modern-day assessments of his rhetorical legacy.