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My Bondage and My Freedom



With extracts from his many speeches.

Frederick Douglass was born into bondage and sold repeatedly in the slave markets of the South. Because he secretly taught himself to read and write, we possess one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. Written over 100 years ago, this classic goes far to explain why American still suffers from the great injustices of the past.

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Wonderous to behold...

After finishing this book, My bondage and my Freedom by Frederick Douglass, I am appalled to find that no one else has left a comment. This book holds within it one of the most moving stories that I have ever read, and what astonishes me the most about the whole subject is that it's a true story of Douglass' life.
Douglass tells the reader of a time when not only America was divided by slavery and the Civil War, but how the world as a whole was divided. He tells us of not only what it was like to be a slave, but also what true courage and love mean. So many of us today fail to realize how much we have been affected by this event in history, and what it meant to people more than 100 years ago. Many gave up their lives so that we as a nation could come together and throw away the things that make us different. Douglass makes it clear in such a moving story of how differences are what make people special, and why they should be loved for the differences. The book also makes a huge statement on how the world has been since the time of slavery. I recommend this book to everyone. It's a true classic.

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