My Bondage and My Freedom
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My Bondage and My Freedom

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Written ten years after his legal emancipation, MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM catapulted Frederick Douglass into the international spotlight as a leading spokesperson for American blacks, both freed and in slavery. This, Douglass's second autobiography, was written during his celebrated career as a speaker and newpaper editor, and reveals a mature and forceful character utterly committed to the fight for equal rights and liberties.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 19mm | 290g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140439188
  • 9780140439182
  • 92,739

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"My Bondage and My Freedom, besides giving a fresh impulse to antislavery literature, [shows] upon its pages the untiring industry of the ripe scholar."--William Wells Brown
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About Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818, and after his escape in 1838 repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery speaker, writer and publisher. John David Smith is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Masters in Public History Program at North Carolina State University.
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