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American Democracy: The Task Before Us
Frederick Douglass, “Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln”
The War Before the War: Andrew Delbanco on fugitive slaves and the fragility of the American Republic
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom recasts the life of one of our major literary figures
Frederick Douglass, “The Work Before Us”
Brooks D. Simpson: Faithfulness to the historical record places race at the center of Reconstruction
Frederick Douglass, “What the Black Man Wants”
Ezra Greenspan on William Wells Brown: “The most rivetingly inventive, entertaining black writer of his era”
How antislavery writings reconnect us with one of the most crucial themes in American literary history
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