Frederick Douglass

Charles W. Chesnutt

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This is a short biography by Charles W. Chesnutt of Frederick Douglass, the American social reformer, orator, and writer, first published in 1899. Chestnutt was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer who was known for his novels exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South. This book starts off with a chronology of Douglass' life and then goes on to talk about his childhood as the son of a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, his escape, his becoming a free man, and his subsequent rise as an abolitionist and statesman. It also discusses the fall of slavery and the emancipation of African-Americans, Douglass' visits to England and Ireland, as well as across America.

This book has 22,053 words, 47 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1899.

Production notes: This ebook of Frederick Douglass was published by Global Grey on the 28th October 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Indian Summer' by William Trost Richards.

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