Frederick Douglass


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
My Bondage and My Freedom
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship
The Portable Frederick Douglass
TransAtlantic
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader & a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery & Save the Union
Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
The Civil War: One Event, Six People
Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years
Two Friends
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Laurence Santrey
Sarah Vowell
Parliament would abolish slavery in the British Empire in 1833, thirty years before President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. A return to the British fold in 1778 might have freed American slaves three decades sooner, which is what, an entire generation and a half? Was independence for some of us more valuable than freedom for all of us? As the former slave Frederick Douglass put it in an Independence Day speech in 1852, 'This is your Fourth of July, not mine.
Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Frederick Douglass
I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes, - a justifier of the most appalling barbarity, - a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds, - and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of the slaveholders find the strongest protection. Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could ...more
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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