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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
by April Jones Prince and Robert Squier


Overview - Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780448479118
  • ISBN-10: 0448479117
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: Who Was...?

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Political

 
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