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By Various, Mason Lowance

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This colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays serious to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing through William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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In 1894, Mark Twain would also publish such a novel, Pudd’nhead Wilson, long after emancipation had been achieved but at the height of Jim Crow segregation legislation. This was the era of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court decision that allowed “separate but equal” accommodations for whites and blacks in housing, transportation, and education. As Stowe’s work clearly shows, and as Clotel also argues, the institution of slavery is the “demonic other” that must be ended; individual characters, both oppressed and oppressor, are subordinated in these novels to the pervasive evils of the “system,” that “peculiar institution” that threatened the very fabric of American democracy.

Douglass was invited to give the Fourth of July oration for 1852 by the Rochester, New York, Antislavery Society. He refused. But he did give this powerful address on July 5, 1852, to a large audience. The hypocrisies and inconsistencies of American democratic government are castigated severely. ” On the day of his death, February 20, 1895, Douglass had just spoken at a women’s-rights meeting. He was politically very influential if not powerful. He regularly wrote for the Washington Evening Star, Harper’s Weekly, Woman’s Journal, and the London Times, in addition to editing Frederick Douglass’s Paper and the National Era, which had originally published Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin serially.

Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass’s Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. ————, ed. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1993. Blockson, Charles L. The Underground Railroad. New York: Prentice-Hall Press, 1987. Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations: Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

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