Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman
  

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman

From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both self-taught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence. Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index.

Reviews

* Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detail . . . a well-researched, wonderfully readable book.

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

--Horn Book

--VOYA, 5Q 4P MJ * A first-rate volume for classroom study and general reading.

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

--Bulletin

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Russell Freedman
More books by Russell Freedman

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

23rd March 2016

ISBN

9780544668270


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