"The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress" presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The first release of the documents, from the Library of Congress's Manuscript Division, contains about 2,000 items (with some 16,000 images) relating to Douglass's life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant. The papers span the years 1841 to 1864, with the bulk of the material from 1862 to 1895, and undoubtedly will provide American history teachers with a bounty of


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