Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
History's Famous Friendships
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass had an unlikely friendship built on mutual respect. Both had risen from poverty to prominence in the years prior to the Civil War due to hard work and a passion for their beliefs. Lincoln grew to rely on Douglass for his advice during the war. Readers will learn biographical information about both of these important Americans through accessible text and interesting fact boxes, including quotations from each. Stunning historical images give readers context about the turbulent times in which Lincoln and Douglass lived.