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My Bondage and My Freedom
Series: Barnes and Noble Classics Ser.
Category: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (Dc, De, Md, Nj, Ny, Pa)/Social Science / Slavery/History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)/History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)/Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage/History / United States / General/
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Release Date: 06/02/2011
Synopsis: My Bondage and My Freedom, byFrederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works. Born a slave,Frederick Douglaseducated himself, escaped, and became one of the greatest social leaders in American history. Although usually identified with the monumentalNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Douglass produced two additional autobiographies, the second of which he calledMy Bondage and My Freedom. A richer, deeper, and far more ambiguous work than the earlierNarrative,My Bondage and My Freedomreveals Douglasss increased intellectual sophistication and maturity. In the decade that had elapsed since Douglass wroteNarrative, he had broken away from his antislavery mentors, successfully toured England, and established himself as an inspired speaker and writer. With the publication ofMy Bondage and My Freedomin 1855, Douglass became the countrys foremost spokesman for American blacks--free and enslaved--during the tense and politically charged years preceding the Civil War. One of the highlights ofMy Bondage and My Freedomis the appendix, which contains excerpts from several of Douglasss speeches, including perhaps his most famous, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Brent Hayes Edwardsis Associate Professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University. He is the author ofThe Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism(Harvard University Press, 2003) and of numerous articles on twentieth-century African-American literature, contemporary poetry, Francophone Caribbean literature, surrealism, and jazz.
My Bondage and My Freedom
Height: 1.08 inches
Width: 5.19 inches
Length: 8.0 inches
Weight: 12.52 oz