The editor of this pre-1900 anthology of anti-slavery essays by noted authors of the day was Julia Griffiths, born in 1811 in London, England. She worked with Frederick Douglass after having met during his tour of the British Isles in 1845-47. She quickly helped to edit, publish and promote his work. She was one of the founding members of the influential Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society. This finely bound reprint edition of, basically, "Autographs for Freedom" (1854), was titled "Voices of Freedom" and given a fine cloth binding. Includes "A Day Spent at Playford Hall" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Extract from a Speech" by Frederick Douglass, "On Freedom" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many others, such as Dr. James McCune Smith, Horace Greeley, William Steward, Horace Mann, Lewis Tappan, Gerit Smith, William Jay, Theodore Parker, James Mercer Langston, Thomas W. Higginson, Henry Ward Beecher, and William Wells Brown. Each contribution is accompanied by a facsimile signature of its author.