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Late in , and especially during the first half of , Frederick Douglass spent many weeks at his desk writing his ultimate declaration of independence, My Bondage and My Freedom, his second, more thorough and revealing autobiography. In long form, it was the masterpiece of his writing life, a work that modern scholars have given a prominent place in the literary American renaissance. Bondage and Freedom is not a mere updating of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass of ; rather, it is an extensive revision of that one great tale Douglass believed he must tell—the story of himself. A quite different person—a much more mature, politicized writer—crafted Bondage and Freedom, as opposed to the twenty-seven-year-old orator of who needed to establish his identity through literacy. Her labors in the printing office in order to free his time to write certainly testify to her support, if not also her editorial hand in helping make the book possible. The sales were spectacular—five thousand copies in the first two days and fifteen thousand within three months.

Bondage and Freedom

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My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. The book depicts in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Following this liberation, Douglass, went on to become a prominent abolitionist, speaker, author, and advocate for women's rights.
This classic is revisited with a new introduction and annotations by celebrated Douglass scholar David W. Blight situates the book within the politics of the s and illuminates how My Bondage represents Douglass as a mature, confident, powerful writer who crafted some of the most unforgettable metaphors of slavery and freedom—indeed of basic human universal aspirations for freedom—anywhere in the English language. EN English Deutsch.