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Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man Paperback – March 6, 2018

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Editorial Reviews


"[Timothy Sandefur is] an inspired choice to write a short biography of this fierce defender of individualism." - George F. Will

 "From Timothy Sandefur's elegantly written new biography, the reader gains a profound education in the life and thought of Frederick Douglass, one of the most heroic and insightful champions of liberty in this or any nation's history. For a concise introduction to the greatness of Douglass, one could do no better than to read this book." - Peter C. Myers, author of Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism

"A lively and compelling overview of Douglass's life and legacy." - Diana Schaub, professor of political science, Loyola University Maryland.

"A compelling, short biography of one of the greatest of Americans....  Well-researched, accessible, and soon, hopefully, to be widely read." -G. Tracy Mehan, The American Spectator

"An excellent biography of a truly great American hero...a pleasure to read." -George H. Smith, Libertarianism.org

About the Author

Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute's Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation. He also holds the Institute's Duncan Chair in Constitutional Government. His books include The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law (Cato Institute, 2010), The Conscience of the Constitution (Cato Institute, 2014), and The Permission Society (Encounter Books, 2016).

Product details

  • Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 1944424857
  • Paperback : 140 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1944424855
  • Publisher : Cato Institute (March 6, 2018)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.49 x 7.97 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 87 ratings