[Muller] has combed through previously untapped sources to reconstruct Douglass's life in the nation's capital, both at home and in the halls of power, in ways that no other biographer has done. - Dr. Leigh Fought, author of forthcoming Frederick Douglass's Women.
Equally important as his many public commitments was his family life in old Anacostia, then known as Uniontown. Muller fills in telling details about this thriving little community on the other side of the Anacostia River from the Navy Yard. - John DeFerrari, Streets of Washington
Muller's book connects Douglass to the city and neighborhood the way no other project has yet been able to. In his epilogue, he explains that the research he did was motivated by his own questions during a visit to the Douglass house in 2010. In reading his book and visiting his home, you're able to re-imagine the man and re-consider the possibilities of the place he once lived. - Martin Austermuhle, DCist, 10.12.2012
With the pending placement of Douglass's statue, currently in the lobby of One Judiciary Square, in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall there seems to be a "New Washington" ready to finally recognize all that Douglass meant to the nation's capital. - Washington Post, 10.12.2012, "Acknowledging Douglass's Impact" (By John Muller)