By Russell Freedman
From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, conscientiously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U.S. heritage. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either selftaught, either nice readers and believers within the significance of literacy, either males born bad who via their very own efforts reached positions of strength and prominence—Lincoln as president of the us and Douglass because the most famed and influential African American of his time. although their conferences have been few and short, their trade of principles helped to finish the Civil battle, reunite the country, and abolish slavery.
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman