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Slavery on TrialLaw, Abolitionism, and Print Culture$
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Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830864

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807887738_delombard

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Eyewitness to the Cruelty

Eyewitness to the Cruelty

Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative

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Slavery on Trial

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

University of North Carolina Press

In 1845, the Boston Anti-Slavery Office published the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, documenting Douglass's life in slavery. This chapter examines how a former slave, Frederick Bailey, transformed into the abolitionist author and orator Frederick Douglass. It focuses on Douglass's career as an abolitionist and his growing appreciation of a more authoritative persona of a black advocate. The chapter also discusses in further detail the cultural significance of the legal exclusion of black testimony.

Keywords:   Anti-Slavery Office, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Bailey, abolitionist, black advocate, black testimony

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