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Frederick Douglass *

a.k.a. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

Author Code: AFDX

Born: Feb. 7, 1817 - Tucahoe, Maryland, USA

Died: Feb. 25, 1895 - Washington D.C., USA

The son of a slave, Douglass, whose original name had been Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was a self-educated man whose hatred for slavery led to his successful escape in 1838 from Maryland to Massachusetts. In 1841, at an abolitionist meeting in Nantucket, Douglass addressed the convention and revealed himself to be an exceptional orator and eloquent speaker. This led to his being employed as an agent for the Anti-Slavery Society, and in the following years his work for the Underground Railway helped to further the cause of the abolitionist movement. Leaving for England in 1845 to escape possible capture under the Fugitive Slaves Act, Douglass lectured and won support for the anti-slavery cause. He returned to America in 1847 and became the main proponent of the Underground Railway in New York. He also established the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper, which he edited until 1860. Whilst in New York, Douglass befriended John Brown, the fervent abolitionist. When he learned of Brown's plan to attack the U.S. Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, he objected and withdrew from further support of Brown's cause. He again fled to Europe after the unsuccessful raid and remained there for around six months.

He returned to America in 1860 and campaigned for Abraham Lincoln during the presidential election. During the Civil War, he helped to raise two regiments of black soldiers in Massachusetts. After the war, he served as U.S. Marshall for the District of Columbia (1877-81). He thereafter served as recorder of deeds for Washington DC (1881-86) and finally the position of minister to Haiti (1889-91). His first autobiographical work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), was a major success. In 1882, a revised form of this work, entitled Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, was published.

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AFDX008 An Appeal to Congress For Impartial Suffrage 1867 6 126k eBook Download PDF - 'An Appeal to Congress For Impartial Suffrage' (AFDX008) Find a printed copy of An Appeal to Congress For Impartial Suffrage by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX006 The Color Line 1881 7 130k eBook Download PDF - 'The Color Line' (AFDX006) Find a printed copy of The Color Line by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX010 A Plea For Free Speech in Boston 1860 3 95k Document Download PDF - 'A Plea For Free Speech in Boston' (AFDX010)
AFDX004 The Future of the Colored Race 1886 3 110k eBook Download PDF - 'The Future of the Colored Race' (AFDX004) Find a printed copy of The Future of the Colored Race by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX002 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 1845 55 554k eBook Download PDF - 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' (AFDX002) Find a printed copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX001 My Bondage and My Freedom 1855 207 1500k eBook Download PDF - 'My Bondage and My Freedom' (AFDX001) Find a printed copy of My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX005 My Escape From Slavery 1881 7 151k eBook Download PDF - 'My Escape From Slavery' (AFDX005) Find a printed copy of My Escape From Slavery by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX007 The Negro Exodus From the Gulf States 1880 12 158k eBook Download PDF - 'The Negro Exodus From the Gulf States' (AFDX007) Find a printed copy of The Negro Exodus From the Gulf States by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX009 Reconstruction 1866 5 119k eBook Download PDF - 'Reconstruction' (AFDX009) Find a printed copy of Reconstruction by Frederick Douglass * at AbeBooks
AFDX003 What To The Slave Is the Fourth of July? 1852 18 182k Document Download PDF - 'What To The Slave Is the Fourth of July?' (AFDX003)

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