Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an by Russell Freedman

By Russell Freedman

From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, rigorously researched account of 2 unusually parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U.S. historical past. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either selftaught, either nice readers and believers within the significance of literacy, either males born terrible who via their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the USA and Douglass because the most famed and influential African American of his time. although their conferences have been few and short, their trade of rules helped to finish the Civil struggle, reunite the country, and abolish slavery.

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Lorsque l’acheteur a fait son choix, il doit verser directement au mango la somme d‘argent qui a été finalement arrêtée pour le prix de l’esclave après maints palabres, comédies et marchandages divers, après force gestes. Cet immense brassage d’esclaves et d’argent pose quelques problèmes de statistiques et d’évaluation difficiles à résoudre, mais absolument capitaux à saisir pour comprendre un des aspects de l’économie politique des Romains. (( Prix des esclaves. Au xxe siècle, nous disposons de statistiques sûres et il est possible de faire un recensement précis des différentes couches sociales, de prévoir leurs besoins, de savoir leur gain, de connaître leur nombre.

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