The Radical and the Republican

The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics by James Oakes

E 449 .D75 O15 2007

“This is a book about two towering figures in our nation’s history.  It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance.  Frontier lawyer and former slave, cautious politician and impassioned reformer, their lives traced different paths that finally converged in the bloody landscape of secession, civil war, and emancipation.  Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, and finally friends, each influenced by and attracted to the other.” — back book jacket

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