This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever.
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an anti-slavery lecturer, a journalist, a writer and publisher, and the bestselling author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, followed by My Bondage and My Freedom, and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. John Stauffer is a professor of Literature and African American Studies at Harvard, and Chair of the History of American Civilization program at Harvard. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
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