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Giants : the parallel lives of Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln

Author: John Stauffer
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were the preeminent self-made men of their time. In this dual biography, John Stauffer describes the transformations in the lives of these two giants during a major shift in cultural history, when men rejected the status quo and embraced new ideals of personal liberty. As Douglass and Lincoln reinvented themselves and ultimately became friends, they transformed America. At a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stauffer, John, 1965-
Giants.
New York : Twelve, 2008
(OCoLC)653438755
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Stauffer
ISBN: 9780446580090 9780446541220 0446580090 0446541222 9780446698986 0446698989
OCLC Number: 213599181
Description: xiv, 432 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Meeting the president (August 10, 1863) --
Privileged slave and poor white trash --
Fugitive orator and frontier politician --
Radical abolitionist and Republican --
Abolitionist warrior and war president --
Friends.
Responsibility: John Stauffer.
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