My Bondage and My Freedom
ISBN10: 1536890340 ISBN13: 9781536890341 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Aug 4 2016 Pages: 350 Weight: 1.32lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.79" Language: English
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.