The portable Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and John Stauffer.
London : Penguin Classics,
9780143106814 (pbk.) :
A newly edited collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader. The life of Frederick Douglass is nothing less than the history of America in the 19th century from slavery to reconstruction. His influence was felt in the political sphere, major social movements, literary culture, and even international affairs. His resounding words tell not only his own remarkable story, but also that of a burgeoning nation forced to reckon with its tremulous moral ground. This compact volume offers a full course on a necessary historical figure, giving voice once again to a man whose guiding words are needed now as urgently as ever.
544 pages ; 20 cm
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