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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass re: West India emancipation; Dred Scott

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07591 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Rochester, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1857 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Full title: "Two speeches by Frederick Douglass; One on West India Emancipation, delivered at Canandaigua, August 4th and the other on the Dred Scott Decision, delivered in New York... May 1857."

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: African American Author, African American History, Emancipation, Slavery, Caribbean, Dred Scott, Judiciary, Law

Sub Era: Age of Jackson