the life of frederick douglassTHE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom
by David F. Walker

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Based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality, tracing his journey from slavery through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond.

Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass’s image and influence), and the Civil War. The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.

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