Frederick Douglass and the War Against Slavery

Millbrook Press
1994/07/01

Frederick Douglass and the War Against Slavery Overview

A biography of the escaped slave who became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century. A biography of the escaped slave who became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.


Frederick Douglass and the War Against Slavery Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5-Four brief introductions to the lives of significant African Americans. Attractive layouts, interesting archival illustrations, and ``Find Out More'' sections all combine to make these biographies viable selections. Frederick Douglass recounts the man's life from slave to presidential advisor without being overly detailed or too simplistic. Sharman Russell's Frederick Douglass (Chelsea, 1988) and Doug Miller's Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom (Facts on File, 1988) are for older readers, and David A. Adler's Picture Book of Frederick Douglass (Holiday, 1993) is for younger students. W.E.B. Du Bois skirts the controversies that surrounded the man and instead focuses on his many and varied accomplishments. Virginia Hamilton's much more complete (and challenging) W.E.B. Du Bois (HarperCollins, 1987) or Mark Stafford's W.E.B. Du Bois (Chelsea, 1989) have more in-depth information. A moving account of the life of a sharecropper's daughter is told in Fannie Lou Hamer. While not as engrossing a story, A. Philip Randolph moves quickly enough through the events in the life of this early union organizer to hold readers' interest. For children not yet ready for Sally Hanley's A. Philip Randolph (Chelsea, 1989), this book gives a clear understanding of the arduous conditions that blacks were forced to accept if they wanted to work. While these abbreviated treatments provide little more information than standard encyclopedia entries, the appealing format and colorful graphics make them attractive choices.-Anita Palladino, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, NY


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Book Info

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781562947903
  • ISBN-10: 1562947907
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)
  • Approx Price: $1.99
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