Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

by Jon Sterngass
     
 

Born the son of a slave woman and an unknown white man on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1818, Frederick Douglass experienced some of the harshest conditions of slavery. In 1838, he successfully escaped from bondage by boarding two trains and a steamship to New York. Seven years after his escape, Douglass published the first of his three autobiographies, Narrative of

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Born the son of a slave woman and an unknown white man on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1818, Frederick Douglass experienced some of the harshest conditions of slavery. In 1838, he successfully escaped from bondage by boarding two trains and a steamship to New York. Seven years after his escape, Douglass published the first of his three autobiographies, Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and a representative and spokesperson for the rights of African Americans. He believed in equal rights for all people and became recognized in the United States and abroad as a fighter for justice and equal opportunity for women and African Americans. To this day, Douglass is revered for his contributions to the struggle for human rights. Frederick Douglass is the story of a former slave who became a strong voice for the oppressed during one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history.

From ex-slaves and abolitionists to military leaders and presidents, Leaders of the Civil War Era presents a full picture of some of the most important figures who lived during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. Each volume is a key resource for students and general readers who want to know more about the people who shaped our country into what it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133066
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Leaders of the Civil War Era Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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