Nicholas Buccola briefly sketches out Douglass’s incredible life, from his origins as a slave to his success as one of the most renowned orators of his age.

Nicholas Bucchola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty (2012). He is a professor of American political thought and constitutional theory at Linfield College in Oregon.

A self‐​taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and autobiographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.

Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass (2012). He briefly sketches out Douglass’s incredible life, from his origins as a slave in Maryland to his success as one of the most renowned orators and abolitionists of his age.