The Radical and the Republican
This book was a view on slavery between during the Civil War. It shows the different views of the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. These two had very different views at first, but then learned to adapt to each other and eventually became great friends.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. He had a strong hatred toward slavery; not just because he was a slave, but because he thought it to be inhumane and cynical. Douglass knew from a young age that he was an abolitionist. He believed slavery was a disease that needed to be eradicated. He ran away from his slave life in Maryland and headed to New York to be with other …show more content…
On the morning of August 10, 1863, Douglass went to the White House to speak to President Lincoln for the first time. Lincoln quickly put Douglass at ease. Douglass had always assumed that Abe was an honest man, and their meeting confirmed that accusation. They shared many commonalities as well as differences. They both had the goal of ending slavery once and for all. They both believed that slavery was wrong and unjust. They both believed that the Bible offered no help on ending slavery. Lincoln was