Making an Example: American Literature as Philosophy
The chapter explores how Frederick Douglass navigates concerns about the relationship between theory and example in his more popular lecture, “Self-Made Men,” first delivered 1859 and published 1893.
Duquette, Elizabeth. “Making an Example: American Literature as Philosophy.” The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Ed. Russ Castronovo. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 343-357.