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David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. He is the author of annotated editions of two of Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and My Bondage and My Freedom. He is also the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation and the prize-winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, among other works. Visit David W. Blight at www.davidwblight.com.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Editor, some editions) 7,909 copies, 109 reviews
The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents (Foreword) 87 copies, 2 reviews
Who Speaks for the Negro? (Introduction, some editions) 56 copies, 1 review
The Columbian Orator (Introduction, some editions) 44 copies

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Rare Slave Manuscripts Tell Stories of Escape - December 4, 2007
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In A Slave No More, historian David W. Blight showcases the emancipation narratives of two men, one from Alabama and one from Virginia. Manuscripts written by Wallace Turnage and John Washington, and genealogical information compiled by Blight, combine to tell the stories of their lives as slaves and their harrowing flights to freedom. (Shortride)

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