Simon & Schuster
David W. Blight’s impressive tome, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, is the first biography of the abolitionist, writer, editor, orator, and statesman in twenty-five years. Rather than reworking former research on the great social reformer, Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection few other historians have consulted, as well as recently unearthed issues of Douglass’s newspapers. The result is a distinguished and complete portrait of Douglass, which reveals his complexity and evolving commitment to social transformation, as well as a newly rendered representation of Douglass’s relationship with Abraham Lincoln.
Williams, Frank J.
"Look at Lincoln: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss4/2