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Douglass on Slavery

Talking Politics: History of Ideas


Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) escaped slavery and became a leader in the abolitionist movement in the US.

Separated from his mother as a baby, he only saw her a few times before she died when Frederick was 7. Frederick's father was likely a white man.

In this podcast, David Runciman discusses Douglass' life and thinking,

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