Extract from Frederick Douglass’s Address in Baltimore

The fathers of this republic waged a seven years war for political liberty. Thomas Jefferson taught me that my bondage was, in its essence, worse than ages of that which your fathers rose in rebellion to oppose.

Published in John W. Blassingame and John R. McKivigan, eds., Frederick Douglass Papers: Series One, Speeches, Debates, and Interviews (New Haven, 1979–1992), 4:42.
Author
Frederick Douglass
Date Range
Date
November 17, 1864
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Frederick Douglass Papers