Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Prophet of Freedom

Paperback - 2018
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"An acclaimed historian's definitive biography of the most important African-American figure of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass, who was to his century what Martin Luther King, Jr. was to the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781416590316
1416590315
9781416593881
Characteristics: xx, 888 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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2019 Pulitzer Prize for History

This critically-acclaimed and comprehensive new biography of the pioneering civil rights figure has become the new standard for readers looking for the life story of Frederick Douglass.

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Frederick Douglass has been written about extensively. He even penned three biographies about himself that remain historically relevant texts. So to write a biography shedding new light on Douglass's life would be a remarkable achievement, but that's exactly what Yale historian David Blight has d... Read More »


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gospel
Feb 29, 2020

One of the best history books/bios I have read. Profound, insightful, and very relevant today.

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Bwf747
Dec 13, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It gave me new perspectives of the Civil War, U.S. Grant, the Jim Crow era as well as learning much about a man a thought I knew: his power as a public orator, his publication of newspapers, his thoughts in England & Ireland, his family life. Yes, it is very detailed - it is not a book to be read over the weekend. But there was so much Blight wanted us to know about this important man.

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bethgarza24
Mar 15, 2019

NYT 10 Best 2018

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aaronzorn
Jan 28, 2019

In depth detail and too thorough for my interests, each year broken down month by month. It is one of the more difficult bios to get through.

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jmreid1220
Dec 29, 2018

On Barack Obama's Top Books of 2018

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