Call Number: Africana Library E449.D73 Q171
Benjamin Quarles presents Frederick Douglass's own words, the views of his contemporaries, and analyses in retrospect by leading historians and political scientists to create a three-fold perspective. In the first section, Douglass speaks freely on social issues. In the second section, literary figures as Paul Laurence Dunbar and William Lloyd Garrison provide passionate and varied firsthand reactions to Douglass. In the third section, distinguished historians and critics as Philip S. Foner and Alain Locke assess the militancy, the revolutionary philosophy, and the enduring appeal of this man so indispensable to African American history.