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“The United States Cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, Delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.,…
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Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President

Source: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Project, a collaboration of the Department of Rare Books,…
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Reconstruction

Atlantic Monthly 18 (1866): 761-765. Douglass (1818–1895) was a former slave who became a leading…
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“John Brown Not Insane”

Douglass’s Monthly, November 1859. Available online One of the most painful incidents connected with the…
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Did John Brown Fail?

Not to fan the flame of sectional animosity now happily in the process of rapid…
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Self-Made Men

The subject announced for this evening’s entertainment is not new. Man in one form or…
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Lessons of the Hour (excerpt)

… Do not ask me what will be the final result of the so-called negro…
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The Slaveholders’ Rebellion

FELLOW CITIZENS: Eighty-six years ago the fourth of July was consecrated and distinguished among all…
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Our Composite Nationality

As nations are among the largest and the most complete divisions into which society is…
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