Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia -Call for Contributors
Contributors are sought to write entries for an encyclopedia based on the life of Frederick Douglass. Oxford University Press is currently undertaking a six volume encyclopedia entitled the African American History Reference Series. Paul Finkelman is series editor.
Volume 2, The World of Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895, consists of a predefined list of entries dealing broadly with nineteenth-century abolition and reform, as well as the Reconstruction and Gilded Age activities of Douglass, including his diplomatic involvement in Haiti. Entries include brief biographies of prominent American and British reformers and politicians, as well as ideological concepts such as disunionism and acculturation. Institutions, such as the Freedmen's Bureau and the Free Church of Scotland, are also included.
Volume coeditors, Paul Finkelman and Diane Barnes, would like to hear from scholars interested in writing for the volume. Most entries are in the range of 500 to 1,500 words. Oxford University Press offers an honorarium of ten cents per word. A list of remaining entries is available and can be provided in electronic format.
Those interested should contact the editors via email and attach an electronic version of their cv.
Dept. of History
Youngstown State University
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Youngstown, OH 44555
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