A biography by a Pultizer Prize-winning historian
From the publisher: “Slave-born of an unknown father, Frederick Douglass taught himself, escaped bondage, and emerged as one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent orators and writers. His autobiographies, beginning with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), galvanized the anti-slavery movement in the United States and Great Britain, and his passionate political involvement inspired thousands, black and white, to join the struggle ... Douglass understood from the start that the ending of legal bondage should be accompanied by the acknowledging of black Americans’ right to full citizenship.”
Description: Frederick Douglass.
New York: Norton, (1991). 465pp. First Edition. Illustrated. Octavo. Publisher’s cloth. Near fine in a pictorial dustwrapper in like condition.