Foreword.- Preface.- Introduction.- PART ONE: THE DOCUMENT.- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself.- Notes on the Text.- PART TWO: SELECTED REVIEWS, DOCUMENTS AND SPEECHES.- Dialogue Between a Master and a Slave Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.- 'Narratives of Fugitive Slaves' 'Southern Slavery and Northern Religion'.- 'My Slave Experience in Maryland'.- Letter to Thomas Auld.- 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?'.- Appendices.- Index.
DAVID W. BLIGHT is Professor of History at Yale University, USA. He taught at Amherst College for thirteen years. His scholarly work is concentrated on nineteenth-century America, with a special interest in the Civil War and Reconstruction, African-American history and American intellectual and cultural history. He has lectured widely on Frederick Douglass and served as a consultant to documentary films on African-American history, including the PBS television film Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History. His book, Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee i
Review of the 1st edition 'This is a book that should be on the reading list of every course on American history or literature...with its excellent notes, bibliography and appendices, this supersedes other versions available in paperback.' - Adam Lively, Times Educational Supplement