Frederick Douglass, a former slave and prominent abolitionist, wrote several books during his lifetime, including:
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845)
- My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
- The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, revised in 1892)
- The Souls of Black Folk (1803) by W.E.B. Du Bois – Not by Frederick Douglass but sometimes mistakenly attributed to him.