Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight

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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