Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Forceby Melva Lawson Ware, John Drumond
His was one of the most distinctive and powerful voices of the 19th century, and his life story centered on one of the most trying issues ever to confront the United States: slavery. Born a slave in Maryland, Frederick Douglass escaped bondage to go north, where he became a great orator, writer, statesman, and most important, a powerful advocate for the rights of African Americans.
Here is his life story and the story of the nation's struggle with slavery. Packed with information, conveyed in clear, simple language, this biography will fascinate young teen readers and introduce them to one of the most interesting figures in American history.
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