My Bondage and My Freedom (The Autobiographies #2)
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For the first eight years of his life Douglass was raised by his grandmother who had charge of the young slave children. They all shared a cabin with a vegetable garden and the children mostly ran free on the plantation. As he describes it he was "a spirited, j ...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
Having lived as a slave in a household where Douglass was educated on how to read and write only helped him in the long run to become an abolitionist, and a strong one if that. For a while, Douglass was owned by the Auld family, in which Mrs. Auld would help Douglass learn how to read and write. Once Mr. Auld found out, he told her to stop and Douglass' education came to a screeching hal ...more
Frederick Douglass was a slave in the state of Maryland in a pre-Civil War United States. He was born and raised a slave under the most shocking and inhumane conditions imaginable. Fortunately Frederick was able to escape his life of slavery and became a prominent abolitionist and lived to see the death of slavery in America.
The book is both shocking and powerful with Frederick writing in a very straightforward, but still emo ...more
Even if you’re not a fan of reading historical non-fiction o ...more
True story of a slave.
This book has given me a whole new perception into the minds of the African Americans in this country in the past and the present. This is a compelling novel that was hard to put down. I have learned the mindset of today's African Americans. I think by remembering the past they help keep it from happening again but I also think by acting like they are still living it today they continue to make themselves victims today. This needs to be taught and disc ...more
"everybody, in the south, wants the privilege of whipping somebody else."
"To the pampered love of ease, there is no resting place."
"Freedom of choice is the essence of all accountability."
"For men are always disposed to respect and defend rights when the victims of oppression stand up manfully for themselves."
many more in the book. Lots of things to think about. One particu ...more
However, anyone who attends to read American history on a regular basis needs to hear some of the slave stories told in their own words. There are ...more
His insight on how society was able to develop the slave mindset to keep slaves in check is quite ...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
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
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