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John Stauffer

John Stauffer is chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University and the award-winning author of The Black Hearts of Men and other books on the Civil War era, including Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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My Bondage and My Freedom
Written by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by John Stauffer
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7031-9 (0-8129-7031-4)

My Bondage and My Freedom,” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.” As his... Read more

The Portable Frederick Douglass
Written by Frederick Douglass, Edited by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates, Introduction by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2016
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310681-4 (0-14-310681-3)

A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader
This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently... Read more

The State of Jones
Written by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2946-2 (0-7679-2946-2)

Covering the same ground as the major motion picture The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, this is the extraordinary true story of the anti-slavery Southern farmer who brought together poor whites, army deserters and runaway slaves to fight the Confederacy in deepest Mississippi. "Moving and powerful." -- The Washington Post.

In... Read more