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By Russell Freedman

From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, conscientiously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U.S. historical past. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either self-taught, either nice readers and believers within the significance of literacy, either males born bad who by way of their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the U.S. and Douglass because the most renowned and influential African American of his time. notwithstanding their conferences have been few and short, their trade of principles helped to finish the Civil battle, reunite the country, and abolish slavery. comprises bibliography, resource notes, and index.

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