“The greatest American of the nineteenth century”

¬†In his recent New Yorker review of David W Blight’s newly released¬†Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018), Adam Gopnik opens with a common refrain: Frederick Douglass has been called the greatest American of the nineteenth century. Frederick Douglass has been a career passion for renowned historian David Blight who spent decades researching what is probably … Continue reading “The greatest American of the nineteenth century”