Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Thought of Frederick Douglass


The conference explored Douglass's political philosophy and how it addressed vital questions of liberty and responsibility.


Conference Readings

“Fugitive Slave Act.” (September 18, 1850). Downloaded from The National Center for Public Policy Research at http://www.nationalcenter.org/FugitiveSlaveAct.html.

Douglass, Frederick. "Self-Made Men" (1872). Downloaded from Monadnock Valley Press at http://www.monadnock.net/douglass/self-made-men.html.

Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. Edited by John David Smith. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

Douglass, Frederick. Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings. Edited by Foner, Philip. Abridged and adapted by Yuval Taylor. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books/Chicago Review Press, 1999.

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Taney, Roger B. “The Dred Scott Decision.” Digital History. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=293 (June 17, 2015).