Books by David W. Blight

FREDERICK DOUGLASS by David W. Blight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A masterful, comprehensive biography, particularly of Douglass' Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age years and occupations."
A lengthy but easily digestible biography of the famed ex-slave, abolitionist, and autobiographer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A powerful, welcome addition to the Civil War library."
Two newly discovered narratives of slaves who escaped to freedom during the Civil War. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Blight has distilled a mass of historical material into an impressive, clearly written volume that, however depressing, reads well and rings true."
Blight (History/Amherst Coll.) describes how Americans decided to remember the devastation of the Civil War during the decades that followed. Read full book review >