My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

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ISBN10: 1535269804 ISBN13: 9781535269803 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Jul 14 2016 Pages: 350 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.79" Language: English

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Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.