May. 11, 2017

Project Uplift Literacy, The Portable Frederick Douglass, In His Words, My Voice

“TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE” (CA. 1891)

Douglass penned this essay as an introduction to the American edition of Vie de Toussaint-Louverture (1889) by the French abolitionist and statesman Victor Schoelcher. The planned edition fell through, however, and the essay is published here for the first time. It is Douglass’s only extended assessment of Toussaint.
SOURCE: Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress”