01. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Novel, History, Tammy · Tags: , ,

The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Wayne Vansant , 150 pages, read by Tammy, on 09/15/2012

An illustrated side by side comparisons of the lives of former slave Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln from boyhood through Lincoln’s assassination. The beliefs they shared, what they disagreed on, how each disappointed the other from time to time but both worked towards the mutual goal of abolishing slavery. That was Douglass’ primary goal and while it was also Lincoln’s goal he also believed that as president he literally had a sworn duty to uphold and preserve the country. A concise, beautifully drawn graphic novel that packs lots of information in a few pages