LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS by

LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Based on Douglass' 1892 edition of his book by that name, the material from this abridgment by Barbara Ritchie has been selected from the much larger work, reorganized, and the writing somewhat modernized. It makes a fascinating introduction to Frederick Douglass' always revealing reminiscences as a slave in the South, as a fugitive and a member of a frequently despised race in the North, and as an outspoken and thoughtful supporter of the abolitionist's cause through his travels, speeches, and his own newspaper the North Star. His deductions about slavery and his thoughts about freedom are presented with vitality, and the book is a valuable addition to any civil rights collection.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1966
Publisher: Crowell