By Russell Freedman
From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, conscientiously researched account of 2 unusually 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 negative who by way of their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the USA and Douglass because the most renowned and influential African American of his time. although their conferences have been few and short, their trade of principles helped to finish the Civil warfare, reunite the state, and abolish slavery.
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman