Oakes, James.

The radical and the Republican : Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the triumph of antislavery politics / James Oakes. - 1st ed. - New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007. - xxii, 328 p. ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-304) and index.

"I won't stop until I reach the United States Senate" -- "I have always hated slavery" -- "I cannot support Lincoln" -- "This thunderbolt will keep" -- "We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued" -- "My friend, Frederick Douglass" -- "Had Lincoln lived--"

This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.-Dust jacket.

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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


African American abolitionists--Biography.
Presidents--United States--Biography.
Slavery--Political aspects--History--United States--19th century.
Antislavery movements--History--United States--19th century.
Friendship--United States--Case studies.


United States--Politics and government--1861-1865.
United States--Politics and government--1857-1861.
United States--Race relations--History--19th century.

E449.D75 / O15 2007

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