My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Review

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"

Title:My Bondage and My Freedom
Edition Language:English

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  • Rowena

    " The remark is not unfrequently made, that slaves are the most contented and happy labourers in the world. They dance and sing, and make all manner of joyful noises—so they do; but it is a great ...

  • Lisa (Harmonybites)

    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...

  • Caroline

    Remarkable, of course. Eloquent, and a bit wordy in 19th century style, but Douglass needed to prove that a Black man could match the rhetoric of his white peers.I was most interested in Douglass’s ...

  • ij

    My Bondage My FreedomWritten By: Frederick DouglassPublished By: Public Domain (Amazon) Kindle EditionMy Bondage My FreedomI have read in the past about Frederick Douglass the famed abolitionist, orat...

  • Hana

    My Bondage and My Freedom reads like the best of historical fiction. Douglass' story is full of lively characters--even the minor figures are vividly drawn. The descriptions transport us instantly to ...

  • Sumeyya

    My Bondage and My Freedom is unparalleled in its complete scope of the utter destructive effects of slavery upon individuals and the larger group. There is NO other narrative, fiction or non, that des...

  • Larry Bassett

    I experienced this book as a combination of audible.com as well as an e-book. The e-book went beyond the audible book in that it included a number of speeches that Douglas gave in the 1850s that were ...

  • Matt

    This book should be required reading for all American students. Frederick Douglass' account of his years as a slave and the early years of his public advocacy as a freeman is among the most poignant a...

  • Mark Jr.

    This is one of the most memorable books I could ever possibly read. My praise can’t possibly match the eloquence and power of a single one of his lines. But I can’t help praising anyway. As a writ...

  • Carlos

    An impressive book and an astounding life story. This is a tale of bravery, endurance, unrelenting curiosity, audacity and endless resilience. I am confused as into why this is not a figure better kno...