By Russell Freedman
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From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, rigorously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U. S. background. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either self-taught, either nice readers and believers within the value of literacy, either males born negative who by means of their very own efforts reached positions of strength and prominence—Lincoln as president of the us and Douglass because the most famed and influential African American of his time.
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman