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Frederick Douglass, an outspoken abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1818 and, after his escape in 1838, repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

John David Smith is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Masters in Public History Program at North Carolina State University.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Fugitive slaves -- Maryland -- Biography.
Slaves -- Maryland -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Plantation life -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century.