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My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass
Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier

November 2019

ISBN: 9780198820710

448 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of Frederick Douglass's full-length autobiographies. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author.

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My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of Frederick Douglass's full-length autobiographies. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author.

  • An important document in the history of American slavery
  • The introduction situates Douglass'autobiography within its political, historical, and social contexts
  • Introduces readers to its importance within an African American literary tradition for the first time
  • Complete notes, chronology, and bibliography

About the Author(s)

Frederick Douglass

Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of United States and Atlantic Studies, University of Edinburgh

Celeste-Marie Bernier is Professor of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. A winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize, her research is rooted in the fields of literary studies, slavery studies, African American studies, and African Diasporic Studies. She is the author of several books, including including Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination (University of Virginia Press, 2012; winner of the 2013 British Association for American Studies Book Prize) and Stick to the Skin: Representing the Body, Memory, and History in Fifty Years of African American and Black British Visual Arts (University of California Press 2018), and has published extensively on Frederick Douglass. She is also the Co-Editor-in Chief of the Journal of American Studies, published by CUP.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Frederick Douglass
    My Bondage and My Freedom
    Appendix: The Heroic Slave
    Explanatory Notes

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