Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely

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This biography of Frederick Douglass covers the life of an orator, abolitionist and writer. Douglass was one of the most powerful voices for freedom in the United States and his autobiographies ("Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass") have shaped the American view of slavery. In this biography, McFeely presents Douglass as a central figure of his time, who identified slavery as the cause of the Civil War. He also examines fully the complex relationship Douglass maintained with his illiterate wife, his children who were for ever in awe of their famous father and well-educated women friends.
 

About William S. McFeely

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McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Historian McFeeley's biography recounts Douglass's transformation from self-taught escaped slave to the preeminent 19th-century civil rights leader. (Oct.)

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