Book Review

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

While not a light read—for its nearly thousand pages or the somber and weighty material therein—but a good read. Douglass's literary genius is often overshadowed by his historical political import. Blight provides a light touch and lets Douglass's own words carry the primary narrative of his life up from slavery to the front lines of agitating for abolition while presenting the complicated relationships he had with his wife Anna and long list of wealthy women who supported him financially and politically.