Former slave, orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America, Frederick Douglass was a towering figure, at once consummately charistmatic and flawed. His "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" (1945) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this masterful and compelling biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass - his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeats and trascendent courage - and recreates the high drama of a turbulent era.
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Review: Frederick DouglassUser Review - Tom Leland - Goodreads
A man I've long known to revere, but without knowing much beyond that he was an African-American hero; so good to fill in that gap. Looking around at the racism still so widespread in the US -- if ... Read full review
Review: Frederick DouglassUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
This was a perfectly written biography that covered every aspect of the life of Frederick Douglass. The book uses a lot of Douglass' quotes from his autobiographies to gain his perspective on the ... Read full review
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