My Bondage and My Freedom
Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's second autobiography-written after ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor William Lloyd Garrison-catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave. Written during his celebrated career as a speaker and newspaper editor, My Bondage and My Freedom reveals the author of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) grown more mature, forceful, analytical, and complex with a deepened commitment to the fight for equal rights and liberties.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by John David Smith"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GRLopez - LibraryThing
This book should be required reading in high school/college. Frederick Douglass is America's hero because he understood and relentlessly pursued and fought for man's basic needs of liberty, justice, humanity, and truth. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
This is a great book, by a great American. Skeptics looking at that statement might think, well sure you think that reading his own account. Except I've found autobiographies unintentionally revealing ... Read full review