Publisher description for My bondage and my freedom / Frederick Douglass ; edited with an introduction and notes by John David Smith.
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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
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Fugitive slaves -- Maryland -- Biography.
Slaves -- Maryland -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Plantation life -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century.