My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

The Givens Collection

Introduction by: John S. Wright
My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of three published autobiographies from one of the most brilliant and eloquent abolitionists and human rights activists in American history. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was published ten years before in 1845, while The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was published twenty-five years later.
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  • Washington Square Press | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743460590 | 
  • May 2003
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Chapter One

Life as a Slave.

The Author's Childhood.

PLACE OF BIRTH -- CHARACTER OF THE DISTRICT -- TUCKAHOE -- ORIGIN OF THE NAME -- CHOPTANK RIVER -- TIME OF BIRTH -- GENEALOGICAL TREES -- MODE OF COUNTING TIME -- NAMES OF GRANDPARENTS -- THEIR POSITION -- GRANDMOTHER ESPECIALLY ESTEEMED -- "BORN TO GOOD LUCK" -- SWEET POTATOES -- SUPERSTITION -- THE LOG CABIN -- ITS CHARMS -- SEPARATING CHILDREN -- AUTHOR'S AUNTS -- THEIR NAMES -- FIRST KNOWLEDGE OF BEING A SLAVE -- "OLD MASTER" -- GRIEFS AND JOYS OF CHILDHOOD -- COMPARATIVE HAPPINESS OF THE SLAVE-BOY AND THE SON OF A SLAVEHOLDER.

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