The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: From 1817 to 1882 (Classic Reprint)

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America will be the field for the demonstration of truths not now accepted and the establishment of a new and higher civilization. Horace Walpole's prophecy will be verified when there shall be a Xenophon at New York and a Thucydides at Boston. Up to this time the most remarkable contribution this country has given to the world is the Author and subject of this book, now being introduced to the public - Frederick Douglass. The contribution comes naturally and legitimately and to some not unexpectedly, nevertheless it is altogether unique and must be regarded as truly remarkable. Our Pan theon contains many that are illustrious and worthy, but Douglass is unlike all others, he is sui generis. For every other great character we can bring forward, Europe can pro duce another equally as great; when we bring forward Doug lass, he cannot be matched.

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Language - English

Author(s) - Frederick Douglass


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780265703083

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm

Page Count - 560

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