A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

The cover of A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass Edited by Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science. University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Available on Amazon. Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a prolific writer and public speaker whose impact on American literature and history has been long studied by historians and literary critics. Yet as political theorists have focused on the legacies of such notables as W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, Douglass’s profound influence on Afro-modern and American political thought has often been undervalued. In an effort to fill this gap in the scholarship on Douglass, editor Neil Roberts and an exciting group of established and rising scholars examine the author’s autobiographies, essays, speeches, and novella.