The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty has garnered praise for its relevancy and insight. The book highlights the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, who escaped from slavery to became one the most influential activists and orators of the 19th century. The abolitionist came to represent the conscience of a nation struggling with questions of race and equality. Sometimes called the “grandfather of the civil rights movement,” Douglass’ ideas had a profound influence on later leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Buccola has published opinion columns and provided political commentary in regional and national newspapers and journals, including The Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun, Dissent magazine and Reason magazine.
He teaches in the Department of Political Science.