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The second volume of The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass traced the career of this outstanding leader of the Negro people during the crucial decade, 1850-1860. In that volume was presented Douglass' incisive analysis of the strategy and tactics of the Abolitionist movement, the Negro Convention movement, woman's rights, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the life and death of John Brown, the foundation of the Republican Party, and the elections of 1852, 1856, and 1860 . In volume 3, this astute analysis by one of the most brilliant minds of the nineteenth century relates to a decisive era in…mehr

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The second volume of The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass traced the career of this outstanding leader of the Negro people during the crucial decade, 1850-1860. In that volume was presented Douglass' incisive analysis of the strategy and tactics of the Abolitionist movement, the Negro Convention movement, woman's rights, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the life and death of John Brown, the foundation of the Republican Party, and the elections of 1852, 1856, and 1860 . In volume 3, this astute analysis by one of the most brilliant minds of the nineteenth century relates to a decisive era in world history, the Civil War in the United States, which began on April 12, 1861 with the firing on Fort Sumter and ended at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
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Frederick Douglass (February 1817 - February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave. Douglass described his experiences as a slave in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became a bestseller, and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom. After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his last autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Douglass also actively supported women's suffrage, and held several public offices. Without his approval, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket.