David W. Blight

David W. Blight is an American author and historian known for his expertise on the American Civil War and its aftermath. He is a professor of American History at Yale University and has written several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom'. Blight's work often focuses on race and historical memory in the United States.


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  1. 1. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

    This comprehensive biography delves into the life of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a leading abolitionist, writer, and orator in the 19th century. The book explores Douglass's tireless efforts to fight for the rights of African Americans, his complex relationships with both his family and the women who supported his career, and his significant influence on American literature and politics. The narrative also examines the struggles Douglass faced in his quest for freedom and equality, offering a detailed and nuanced portrait of a man who reshaped American history.

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