David Blight

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation


David W. Blight, author of Frederick Douglass, is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, and has been awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others.

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