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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The…

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American…

by Russell Freedman

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I would use this book in a sixth grade classroom as a book for them to use for research due to the vocabulary and complexity of the text itself.
  tylerschmitt | Apr 4, 2017 |
The little known story of the friendship between Lincoln and Douglas. The book shares that though they only met a few times their work had a lasting mark on civil rights.
  tbeard76 | Aug 2, 2016 |
Good biographical information about both men -- along with brief histories of slavery and the Civil War. The writing is accessible, but not juvenile. A good book for middle school students. Excellent photos and drawings. ( )
  amydelpo | Dec 9, 2014 |
Great way to get the basics of two incredibly influential men in American history. Also, loved how the Civil War and push to end slavery was tied in. Wonderful read and teaching tool. Good for grades 4 and up. ( )
  Renee.Brandon | Jul 5, 2014 |
This book by Russell Freedman takes us through the lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, starting from the very beginnings of their lives all through how they became friends and influenced the course of the Abolitionist movement and the Civil War. There's a lot of amazing historical stories in here that most history textbooks don't cover about either of these amazing men. Though we know what they did during their lives and how they each changed the United States with their efforts, this story delves more into the 'how' than the 'what'. The pictures are great, including the early photographs of both men. There are pictures of not just them, but of their environments which also help to farther explain their stories. This is great for research projects or for students who just want to learn more about Lincoln or Douglass. I enjoyed reading it. It is also well sourced and documented, and credit is given where it is due. ( )
  meblack19 | Feb 23, 2014 |
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From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both selftaught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence‚ÄĒLincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Bibliography, source notes, index.

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A clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history.

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