My Bondage and My Freedom (Papers: Series 2: Autobiographical Writings, Vol 2)
Douglass wrote three autobiographies, of which the 1855 edition is the most detailed on his life as a slave. In it, the reader is not spared the fullest and most graphic description of the cruel and inhuman treatment of slaves, and the total disregard for them as...more
His insight on how society was able to develop the slave mindset to keep slaves in check is quite...more
I have re read this book many a times for the past 3 years and I still see the transformation..I would gladly admit my obsession with some of these lines..which any Douglass fan would instantly relate with..
1. To his uncommon memory, then, we...more
Professor John S. Wright My Bondage and My Freedom is Frederick Douglass's most accomplished rendering of his life on literary and philosophical terms. It is also his most acutely romanticist and 'transcendental autobiography'...can provide yet another chance for us readers to think more closely with a dedicated thinking man about how we might grapple with the complexly interwoven meanings of his life and our own. -- ReviewProduct Description
My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Doug
Frederick Douglass was an astoundingly brilliant and logical writer, an incredibly brave man, and a fearless defender of human rights. It's weird that he doesn't hold a place up there with Martin Luther King, Jr., because he is the rightful predecessor of the famous reverend.
The very fact that he learned the basics of reading and writing and then took off, SOARING, by himself, fueled by his own passion for knowledge and lette...more
Mr. Frederick Douglas is, without a doubt, one of the greatest writers of all time. From slavery he arose to be counted among the distinguished, respected, and renowned. Yet it was not always so.
Douglas brings his skill as a writer and historian to bear in ‘My Bondage and My Freedom’ with such brilliant elegance as to enthrall the reader, and yet there is something so down to e...more
Written By: Frederick Douglass
Published By: Public Domain (Amazon) Kindle Edition
My Bondage My Freedom
I have read in the past about Frederick Douglass the famed abolitionist, orator, statesman, and writer. However, until reading this autobiography I knew nothing about him before he became famous.
This autobiography was published in 1855 and thus covered approximately thirty-seven (37) of his early years. Being born a slave, Douglass could only approximate the year of his bir...more
Frederick Douglass also brings a real understanding of human nature and many of his observations about people will ring true to situations in your life today.
Please read this book.