The Frederick Douglass Papers: Series Two: Autobiographical Writings, Volume 2: My Bondage and My Freedom

The Frederick Douglass Papers: Series Two: Autobiographical Writings, Volume 2: My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300091737

ISBN-13: 9780300091731

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

With the publication of My Bondage and My Freedom in August 1855, former Maryland slave Frederick Douglass became the first black person to join a very select company of Americans to publish a second and entirely new autobiography. In the decade that had elapsed since Douglass wrote Narrative, he had become an accomplished journalist, adopted philosophical and

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With the publication of My Bondage and My Freedom in August 1855, former Maryland slave Frederick Douglass became the first black person to join a very select company of Americans to publish a second and entirely new autobiography. In the decade that had elapsed since Douglass wrote Narrative, he had become an accomplished journalist, adopted philosophical and political principles that would have been heretical in 1845, and risen to key leadership positions in the northern free black and American reform communities. This new edition of My Bondage and My Freedom, with a substantial introduction and extensive annotations, enables both scholars and general readers to appreciate a remarkable instance of the art of autobiography as well as a milestone in African-American intellectual achievement.

Author Biography: The late John W. Blassingame was professor of history and African and African-American studies at Yale University. John R. McKivigan is Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of American History at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Peter P. Hinks is assistant professor of history at Hamilton College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091731
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
The Frederick Douglass Papers Series, #2
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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