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Amazing dude, and in my mind one of the great definers of what it means to be an American. You can’t go wrong just reading his autobiography, which is on project Gutenberg. It feels like a novel and is way less boring than many of his contemporaries could muster.

I loved this graphic novel treatment that Art of Manliness did for a short excerpt of his autobiography:

"You have seen how a man was made a slave. You shall see how a slave was made a man."


An American and more. His struggle against oppression transcends nations. We're all slaves to one thing or another. To first be cognizant of the Stockholm trap and then overcome is what his story represents to me.

Here's the link for anyone interested: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23/23-h/23-h.htm

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