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Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

A Relationship in Language, Politics, and Memory

David W Blight

24 pages
Marquette University Press
Author Bio

David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies at Yale University. He has taught at Amherst College, Harvard University, was the William Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University, UK, the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th century American History at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library. He is a frequent book reviewer for the leading news outlets, and has served as a consultant on numerous documentary films. Professor Blight is Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale.

Other titles by Dr. Blight include: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory and the American Civil War; Frederick Douglass’s Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee. He also edited or co-edited several publications including People and a Nation: A History of the United States; When This Cruel War Is Over: The Civil War Letters of Charles Harvey Brewster; and a new edition of W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk.