Oaks Reflection Paper

This reflection paper pertains to the Introduction in James Oakes’ 2007 book, The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics.  After reading the book’s Introduction (pages xiii-xxii), answer the following question in a one-page response.  Support your answer with specific examples and evidence.   Prior to taking this course, which historical figure were you least familiar with, Frederick Douglass or Abraham Lincoln?  Explain what you already knew about this person (however brief) before you started reading this book.  After reading Oakes’ Introduction to The Radical and the Republican, what are you most interested to learn from this book?

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