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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
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Jan 21, 11

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Read from December 08, 2010 to January 19, 2011

This is a very heavy read. Frederick Douglass has an amazing gift of language and he uses it well in describing his story. I wish everyone would read this. It was at times so tragic that I could hardly stand it and I felt my heart breaking in my chest. Other times I was thrilled with his soaring words from excerpts of his speeches that were included in the book. Douglass' observations about the institution of slavery are absolutely spot on and really helped me understand much more about both the holders and the held. A brilliant mind and absolutely incredible story.
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