Further resources


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The following list of useful further resources includes links to organisations, institutes, societies, databases, books and manuscript collections which will help you discover more about the subjects represented in this resource.

Resources on Frederick Douglass and the Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family


Foundations and Institutes:


  • Parisa Urquhart, ‘Strike for Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland’, 2020, a 15 minute cinematic documentary film. Further information available at: https://www.urquhartmedia.com/



  • Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor, ‘If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. and Linda Evans Collection’. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

  • Frederick Douglass, ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave’, ed., Deborah E. McDowell. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

  • Earnestine Lovelle Jenkins, ‘Race, Representation & Photogaphy in 19th Century Memphis’. New York: Routledge, 2020.

  • Bill Lawson & Frank Kirkland, eds., ‘Frederick Douglass: A Critical Reader’. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 1999.

  • Hannah-Rose Murray and John R. Kaufman-McKivigan, eds., ‘Frederick Douglass in Britain and Ireland, 1845-1895'. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2021.

  • Alisdair Pettinger, ‘Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life’. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

  • Benjamin Quarles, ‘Frederick Douglass’. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1997.

  • Alan J. Rice and Martin Crawford, eds., ‘Liberating Sojourn: Frederick Douglass and Transatlantic Reform’. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

  • Fionnghuala Sweeney, ‘Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World’. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007.

  • Maurice O. Wallace, ed., ‘The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass’. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

African American Freedom-Fighters in Britain and Ireland

Online databases:

  • 'North American Slave Narratives,' Documenting the American South

  • 'Transatlantic Slave Trade Database', coming soon to the National Library of Scotland’s eResources

  • ProQuest Black Newspaper Collection, available to registered readers of the National Library of Scotland on the eResources section of the website.


  • Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Philadelphia PA: Perseus Books, 2014.

  • Richard J. M. Blackett, ‘Building an Antislavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860'. Batoon Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2002.

  • P. Gabrielle Foreman, ‘Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century’. Urbana-Champaign IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

  • Christine Kinealy, ‘Black Abolitionists in Ireland’. London: Routledge, 2020.

  • Michael Todd Landis, ‘These Are Words Scholars Should No Longer Use to Describe Slavery and the Civil War’, History News Network, 2015 https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/160266

  • Barbara Rodriguez, ‘Autobiographical Inscriptions: Form, Personhood, and the American Woman Writer of Color’. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

  • Hannah-Rose Murray, ‘Advocates of Freedom: African American Transatlantic Abolitionism in the British Isles’. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

  • Rafia Zafar, ‘We Wear the Mask: African Americans Write American Literature’. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.