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If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages880
ISBN (Electronic)9781474439749, 9781474439732
ISBN (Print)9781474429283, 9781474439725
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018


This book consists of a 100,000 word research monograph and 60,000 words of original manuscript facsimile pages as accompanied by edited transcriptions and scholarly notes. This volume will benefit the reader by publishing the previously unseen letters, essays, and photographs of Frederick Douglass and his sons, Charles Remond and Lewis Henry Douglass, held in the Walter O. Evans collection. A first for specialist researchers in the fields of US history/ Slavery Studies/ African American Studies/ American Studies/ Transatlantic Studies as well as for general audiences interested in the lives and works of a legendary US historical figure, this scholarly edition will consist of an introduction followed by annotated facsimile reproductions of the writings of Douglass and his sons who not only fought in the Civil War but were civil rights campaigners and political activists. While there were many Frederick Douglasses to fit every era – Douglass the fugitive slave, Douglass the antislavery orator, Douglass the autobiographer, Douglass the statesman, and Douglass the transatlantic reformer – this book breaks new ground by shedding light on Douglass the family man.

    Research areas

  • literary studies, literary theory, slavery, American literature, Civil War, Charles Remond Douglass, Frederick Douglass

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