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Columbian Orator
By Caleb Bingham

As a young boy, Douglass purchased this book in Baltimore for 50 cents. The book increased his awarenss of the need for personal liberty and the that slavery was wrong. Douglass studied the text to hone his oratory skills.

Leather, paper. L 17.5, W 11.0, T 3.0 cm
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, FRDO 650