My Bondage and My Freedom

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My Bondage and My Freedom Book

'It was said to me, "Better have a little of the plantation manner of speech than not; 'tis not best that you seem too learned."' Appearing in 1855, My Bondage and My Freedom is...

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My Bondage and My Freedom - Frederick Douglass
pdf | 305 KB | English | Isbn: 0192552538 | Author: Frederick Douglass | Release Date: 2019-11-28
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'It was said to me, "Better have a little of the plantation manner of speech than not; 'tis not best that you seem too learned."' Appearing in 1855, My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography written by Frederick Douglass (1818-95), a man who was born into slavery in Maryland and who went on to become the most famous antislavery author, orator, philosopher, essaysist, historian, intellectual, statesman and freedom-fighter in US history. An instant bestseller, Douglass's autobiography tells the story of his early life as lived in 'bondage' and of his later life as lived in a 'freedom' that was in name only. Recognizing that his body and soul were bought and sold by white slaveholders in the US South, he soon realized his story was being traded by white northern antislavery campaigners. Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom is a literary, intellectual and philosophical tour-de-force in which he betrays his determination not only to speak but to write 'just the word that seemed to me the word to be written by me.' This new edition examines Douglass's biography, literary strategies and political activism alongside his depiction of Black women's lives and his narrative histories of Black heroism. This volume also reproduces Frederick Douglass's only work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, published in 1853.
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#1 My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Total Pages : 432
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (3)

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'It was said to me, "Better have a little of the plantation manner of speech than not; 'tis not best that you seem too learned."' Appearing in 1855, My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography written by Frederick Douglass (1818-95), a man who was born into slavery in Maryland and who went on to become the most famous antislavery author, orator, philosopher, essaysist, historian, intellectual, statesman and freedom-fighter in US history. An instant bestseller, Douglass's autobiography tells the story of his early life as lived in 'bondage' and of his later life as lived in a 'freedom' that was in name only. Recognizing that his body and soul were bought and sold by white slaveholders in the US South, he soon realized his story was being traded by white northern antislavery campaigners. Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom is a literary, intellectual and philosophical tour-de-force in which he betrays his determination not only to speak but to write 'just the word that seemed to me the word to be written by me.' This new edition examines Douglass's biography, literary strategies and political activism alongside his depiction of Black women's lives and his narrative histories of Black heroism. This volume also reproduces Frederick Douglass's only work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, published in 1853.

#2 My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Total Pages : 426
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (3)

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Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War. My Bondage and My Freedom is Douglass’s masterful recounting of his remarkable life and a fiery condemnation of a political and social system that would reduce people to property and keep an entire race in chains. This classic is revisited with a new introduction and annotations by celebrated Douglass scholar David W. Blight. Blight situates the book within the politics of the 1850s and illuminates how My Bondage represents Douglass as a mature, confident, powerful writer who crafted some of the most unforgettable metaphors of slavery and freedom—indeed of basic human universal aspirations for freedom—anywhere in the English language.

#3 My Bondage, My Freedom

My Bondage, My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-18
  • Total Pages : 351
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (3)

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In Frederick Douglass' autobiography My Bondage and My Freedom we can see the power of literacy and belief. Douglass transforms himself from slave to an abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement with little more than force of will. His breadth of accomplishments gave hope to generations of people who came after him in their fight for civil rights.

#4 My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Release Date : 2017-12-13
  • Total Pages : 293
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (3)

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My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Following this liberation, Douglass, a former slave, went on to become a prominent abolitionist, speaker, author, and publisher.

#5 My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Total Pages : 388
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (3)

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If the volume now presented to the public were a mere work of ART, the history of its misfortune might be written in two very simple words—TOO LATE. The nature and character of slavery have been subjects of an almost endless variety of artistic representation; and after the brilliant achievements in that field, and while those achievements are yet fresh in the memory of the million, he who would add another to the legion, must possess the charm of transcendent excellence, or apologize for something worse than rashness. The reader is, therefore, assured, with all due promptitude, that his attention is not invited to a work of ART, but to a work of FACTS—Facts, terrible and almost incredible, it may be yet FACTS, nevertheless. I am authorized to say that there is not a fictitious name nor place in the whole volume; but that names and places are literally given, and that every transaction therein described actually transpired. Perhaps the best Preface to this volume is furnished in the following letter of Mr. Douglass, written in answer to my urgent solicitation for such a work: ROCHESTER, N. Y. July 2, 1855. DEAR FRIEND: I have long entertained, as you very well know, a somewhat positive repugnance to writing or speaking anything for the public, which could, with any degree of plausibilty, make me liable to the imputation of seeking personal notoriety, for its own sake. Entertaining that feeling very sincerely, and permitting its control, perhaps, quite unreasonably, I have often refused to narrate my personal experience in public anti-slavery meetings, and in sympathizing circles, when urged to do so by friends, with whose views and wishes, ordinarily, it were a pleasure to comply. In my letters and speeches, I have generally aimed to discuss the question of Slavery in the light of fundamental principles, and upon facts, notorious and open to all; making, I trust, no more of the fact of my own former enslavement, than circumstances seemed absolutely to require. I have never placed my opposition to slavery on a basis so narrow as my own enslavement, but rather upon the indestructible and unchangeable laws of human nature, every one of which is perpetually and flagrantly violated by the slave system. I have also felt that it was best for those having histories worth the writing—or supposed to be so—to commit such work to hands other than their own. To write of one's self, in such a manner as not to incur the imputation of weakness, vanity, and egotism, is a work within the ability of but few; and I have little reason to believe that I belong to that fortunate few. These considerations caused me to hesitate, when first you kindly urged me to prepare for publication a full account of my life as a slave, and my life as a freeman. Nevertheless, I see, with you, many reasons for regarding my autobiography as exceptional in its character, and as being, in some sense, naturally beyond the reach of those reproaches which honorable and sensitive minds dislike to incur. It is not to illustrate any heroic achievements of a man, but to vindicate a just and beneficent principle, in its application to the whole human family, by letting in the light of truth upon a system, esteemed by some as a blessing, and by others as a curse and a crime. I agree with you, that this system is now at the bar of public opinion—not only of this country, but of the whole civilized world—for judgment. Its friends have made for it the usual plea—"not guilty;" the case must, therefore, proceed. Any facts, either from slaves, slaveholders, or by-standers, calculated to enlighten the public mind, by revealing the true nature, character, and tendency of the slave system, are in order, and can scarcely be innocently withheld. I see, too, that there are special reasons why I should write my own biography, in preference to employing another to do it. Not only is slavery on trial, but unfortunately, the enslaved people are also on trial. It is alleged, that they are, naturally, inferior; that they are so low in the scale of humanity, and so utterly stupid, that they are unconscious of their wrongs, and do not apprehend their rights. Looking, then, at your request, from this stand-point, and wishing everything of which you think me capable to go to the benefit of my afflicted people, I part with my doubts and hesitation, and proceed to furnish you the desired manuscript; hoping that you may be able to make such arrangements for its publication as shall be best adapted to accomplish that good which you so enthusiastically anticipate.

#6 My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Total Pages : 416
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (280)

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My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of three published autobiographies from one of the most brilliant and eloquent abolitionists and human rights activists in American history. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was published ten years before in 1845, while The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was published twenty-five years later.

#7 My Bondage and My Freedom (Autobiography)

My Bondage and My Freedom (Autobiography) Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-03-21
  • Total Pages : 352
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (329)

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This eBook edition of "My Bondage and My Freedom" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "My Bondage and My Freedom" is the second of three autobiographies written by Frederick Douglass. It is mainly an expansion of his first autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass", discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Contents: Childhood Removed From My First Home Parentage A General Survey of the Slave Plantation Gradual Initiation to the Mysteries of Slavery Treatment of Slaves on Lloyd's Plantation Life in the Great House A Chapter of Horrors Personal Treatment Life in Baltimore "A Change Came O'er the Spirit of My Dream" Religious Nature Awakened The Vicissitudes of Slave Life Experience in St. Michael's Covey, the Negro Breaker Another Pressure of the Tyrant's Vice The Last Flogging New Relations and Duties The Run-away Plot Apprenticeship Life My Escape From Slavery Liberty Attained Introduced to the Abolitionists Twenty-One Months in Great Britain Various Incidents Reception Speech Dr. Campbell's Reply Letter to His Old Master to My Old Master, Thomas Auld The Nature of Slavery Inhumanity of Slavery What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? The Internal Slave Trade The Slavery Party The Anti-Slavery Movement

#8 Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman Book Sarah Hopkins Bradford
  • Author : Sarah Hopkins Bradford
  • Publisher : e-artnow sro
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total Pages :
  • Genre : African American women
  • Review : (1)

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#9 The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave Book Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Total Pages : 64
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (394)

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The famed abolitionist's only fictional work is based on a true 1841 event, in which captives aboard a slave ship seized control and sailed the vessel to freedom in the Bahamas.