Writer's Block: Frederick Douglass
Writer's Blocks are handmade odes to history's greatest writers and figures. Each solid wood block features the works of a particular individual. They make perfect decorations for any literary bookshelf, desk, dresser, or table!
Frederick Douglass (c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.
Douglass wrote several autobiographies. He described his experiences as a slave in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became a bestseller, and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his last autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. First published in 1881 and revised in 1892, three years before his death, it covered events during and after the Civil War. Douglass also actively supported women's suffrage, and held several public offices.
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- The list price includes (1) block.
- Turnaround Time: Each item is made to order, and ships an average of 3–5 business days from the time of purchase.
REGULAR Writer's Block:
- Dimensions: 2” x 2” x 2”
- Volume: 8 cubic inches
- Weight: About 4 ounces
JUMBO Writer's Block
- Dimensions: 3” x 3” x 3”
- Volume: 27 cubic inches
- Weight: About 10 ounces
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