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Frederick Douglass, a Kleptomaniac?

Capitol Dome and Trinity Church around 1859 (13 years before Douglass moved to DC)

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Frederick Douglass was no born fool, simpleton, sucker, or gump. He came up from slavery, he came up in the the streets of Jacksonian Baltimore. As has been better said by …

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