Life and times of Frederick Douglass, By Frederick Douglass and introduction By: Mr.George L. Ruffin (16 December 1834 - 19 November 1886) was an American attorney and judge.(illustrated)

Life and times of Frederick Douglass, By Frederick Douglass and introduction By: Mr.George L. Ruffin (16 December 1834 - 19 November 1886) was an American attorney and judge.(illustrated)

by Frederick Douglass, Mr.George L. Ruffin

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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, cFebruary 1818- February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratoryand incisive antislavery writings.
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass' third autobiography, published in 1881, revised in 1892. Because of the emancipation of American slaves during and following the American Civil War, Douglass gave more details about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery in this volume than he could in his two previous autobiographies (which would have put him and his family in danger). It is the only one of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American presidents such as Lincoln and Garfield, his account of the ill-fated "Freedman's Bank", and his service as the United States Marshall of the District of Columbia.: Complete History to the Present Time. Including His Connection with the Anti-Slavery Movement; His Labor in Great Britain as well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission; Also to a Seat on the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as a United States Marshall by President R.B. Hayes; Also His Appointment by President J.A. Garfield to be Recorder of Deeds in Washington; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life, with an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin of Boston, Hartford, Conn., Park Publishing Co., 1881....
George Lewis Ruffin (16 December 1834 - 19 November 1886) was an American attorney and judge. In 1869 he was the first African American to graduate from Harvard Law School, and was elected as the first African American to serve on the Boston City Council.Ruffin was elected in 1870 to the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1883, he was appointed by the governor as a judge to the Municipal Court, Charlestown district in Boston, making him the first African American judge in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536938739
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2016
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Hometown:

Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1818

Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

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