Lincoln and Douglass
An American FriendshipBook - 2008
Provides an account of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in one of the most tumultuous periods in United States' history through an examination of the ideals they shared and the work they did toward eliminating slavery.
Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously stern-looking. And he also had some very strong ideas about abolishing slavery, ideas which brought him into close contact with another very visible public figure: Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born a slave but escaped in 1838 and became one of the central figures in the American abolitionist movement.
This book offers a glimpse into the unusual friendship between two great American leaders. At a time when racial tensions were high and racial equality was not yet established, Lincoln and Douglass formed a strong bond over shared ideals and worked alongside each other for a common goal.
The acclaimed team behind Rosa, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a Caldecott Honor book, join forces once more to portray this historic friendship at a unique moment in time.
Provides an account of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas in one of the most tumultuous periods in United States' history through an examination of the ideals they shared and the work they did to make a common goal become realized for the good of all mankind. 100,000 first printing.