Douglass and Melville: Anchored Together in Neighborly Style
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland; Herman Melville was born into prosperity in New York. Despite their divergent backgrounds, these contemporary American authors shared amazingly similar ideas about the most pressing issues of their day, including war, slavery, abolition, and race relations. They also lived and worked near each other during the peak of their careers. Did they meet? Author Robert K. Wallace raises that provacative question, seeking clues as he follows their parallel footsteps through New Bedford, New York City and Albany in this most unusal and fasicnating book! File it under "biography," or "American History" or "American literature" or "abolition" or just plain "good reading!"
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