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Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information Author, abolitionist, political speaker, and philosopher, Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades of struggle leading up to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.
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See all Compare similar products. Despite the danger of being sent back to his owner if discovered, Douglass became an agent and eloquent orator for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. He lectured extensively in both England and the United States. As an ex-slave, his words had tremendous impact on his listeners.
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In Douglass wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which increased his fame. Concerned that he might be sent back to slavery, he went to Europe.
He spent two years in England and Ireland speaking to antislavery groups. In the newspaper he wrote articles supporting the antislavery cause and the cause of human rights.
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He once wrote, "The lesson which [the American people] must learn, or neglect to do so at their own peril, is that Equal Manhood means Equal Rights, and further, that the American people must stand for each and all for each without respect to color or race. He also helped recruit African-Americans soldiers for the Union army.
After the war, he continued to write and to speak out against injustice.
source url In addition to advocating education for freed slaves, he served in several government posts, including United States representative to Haiti.