Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself.
Upon the 100th Anniversary of a Special Cause
[Title continues:] Published for the Frederick Douglass Historical and Cultural League, in preparation for the One Hundredth Anniversary of Douglass’ first Public Appearance in the Cause of Emancipation. This edition with frontispiece and twelve additional plates illustrated specifically for this edition. Signed by the editor Richard B. Moore and with a six-page Introduction written by Alain Locke, datelined Washington, D.C., 1940, “One Hundred and Second Anniversary of Douglass’s Escape from Slavery.”
This Second World War-era edition hews closest to the 1893 revised edition, as described by Brignano: “The 1892 [sic, 1893] edition of his autobiography adds reports of his European and Middle Eastern journeys of 1886–1887, and of his responsibilities as minister to Haiti from 1889.”
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass “did not excite the admiration of reviewers or sell widely, as had his first two autobiographies, But the Life and Times maintained Douglass’s conviction that his had been a ‘life of victory, if not complete, at least assured.’ Life and Times shows Douglass dedicated in the ideal of building a racially integrated America in which skin color would cease to determine an individual’s social value and economic options.” [Andrews, Oxford Companion to African American Literature.]
Description: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself.
New York: Pathway Press. (1941). Centenary Memorial Subscribers’ Edition. 695pp. Appendix. Indexed. Illustrated. Limitation unknown, but this being copy number 1011 for a Mr. Manning Johnson. Full red leather binding, gilt lettering to spine now dulled. A very good copy.
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