My bondage and my freedom

"An outspoken abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818, and after his escape in 1838, he repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. My Bondage and My Freedom represents ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 18...

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Main Author: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Contributors: Smith, John David, 1949-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series:Penguin classics.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction /
  • John David Smith
  • The Author's Childhood
  • Place of Birth
  • Character of the District
  • Time of Birth
  • My Grandparents
  • Character of my Grandmother
  • The Log Cabin
  • Its Charms
  • First Knowledge of being a Slave
  • Old Master
  • Griefs and Joys of Childhood
  • Comparative Happiness of the Slave-Boy and his White Brother
  • The Author Removed From His First Home
  • The name "Old Master" a Terror
  • Home Attractions
  • Dread of being removed from Tuckahoe
  • The Journey to Col. Lloyd's Plantation
  • Scene on reaching Old Master's
  • First Meeting with my Brothers and Sisters
  • Departure of Grandmother
  • Author's Grief
  • The Author's Parentage
  • Author's Father shrouded in Mystery
  • My Mother
  • Her Personal Appearance
  • Her Situation
  • Visits to her Boy
  • Cruelty of "Aunt Katy"
  • Threatened Starvation
  • My Mother's Interference
  • Her Death
  • Her Love of Knowledge
  • Penalty for having a White Father
  • A General Survey of the Slave Plantation
  • Slaveholding Cruelty restrained by Public Opinion
  • Isolation of Lloyd's Plantation
  • Beyond the reach of Public Opinion
  • Religion and Politics alike Excluded
  • Natural and Artificial Charms of the Place
  • The "Great House"
  • Etiquette among Slaves
  • The Comic Slave-Doctor
  • Praying and Flogging
  • Business of Old Master
  • Sufferings from Hunger
  • Jargon of the Plantation
  • Family of Col. Lloyd
  • Mas' Daniel
  • Family of Old Master
  • Social Position
  • Gradual Initiation Into the Mysteries of Slavery
  • Growing Acquaintance with Old Master
  • His Character.