Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

The Story Behind An American Friendship

eBook - 2012
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From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both self-taught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence--Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547822860
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ggbookreader Sep 17, 2013

An insightful and thought-provoking storyline is sure to capture readers attention and make them want to learn more about these two important men in American history. This book offers a "peek" into the lives of these two men and how they came to know of each other, then how they met each other. Once readers learn of their meeting each other they will be fascinated by the facts surrounding their friendship and how their friendship began to shape the future of American history as we know it today.

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