Free at Last. The Life of Frederick Douglass.
A noted Harlem Renaissance author’s biography of Frederick Douglass
Bontemps’ biography of this extraordinary African American author, orator, and statesman, born a slave, self-educated, author of three autobiographies and a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Bontemps sketch is from birth until Douglass’s later years when he bought the home of Robert E. Lee and took a white woman as a wife, concerning some of his friends.
“Arna Bontemps has drawn a vivid portrait of this unique champion of the freedom of his people.” [Publishers] Somewhat scarce book by Louisiana-native Bontemps, Harlem Renaissance author, poet, editor, and curator.
Description: Free at Last. The Life of Frederick Douglass.
New York: Dodd, Mead, (1971). 310pp. First Edition. Octavo. Illustrated from photographs. Near fine in a like dust jacket with a photo of Bontemps to the rear panel. Trifle rubbing to dust jacket with light soil to rear panel.