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The Life of Frederick Douglass

The Life of Frederick Douglass

A Graphic Narrative of A Slave's Journey From Bondage to Freedom

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on American history is felt even in today's current events. Comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker joins with the art team of Damon Smyth and Marissa Louise to bring the long, exciting, and influential life of Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass's image and influence), and the Civil War. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.--Amazon.com.
Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399581441
0399581448
Call Number: GN 973.8092 WALKER 2018
Characteristics: ix, 181 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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YA/Adult. Told in first person, this full color graphic novel is based on Frederick Douglass's three autobiographies, letters, and other writing and presents a deeper picture of the historical figure known for speaking out for freedom and equality. The narrative follows Douglass's compelling life... Read More »


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