My bondage and my freedom by Frederick Douglass

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Published by Modern Library in New York .

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Places:

  • United States,
  • Maryland

Subjects:

  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895,
  • African American abolitionists -- Biography,
  • Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Fugitive slaves -- Maryland -- Biography,
  • Slaves -- Maryland -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Plantation life -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementFrederick Douglass ; edited, with a foreword and notes, by John Stauffer.
GenreBiography.
SeriesModern Library classics
ContributionsStauffer, John.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE449 .D738 2003c
The Physical Object
Paginationlv, 321 p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3688094M
ISBN 100812970314
LC Control Number2003053976

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My Bondage and My Freedom Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: Revolution to the Civil War () Subject: Douglass, Frederick, Subject: Slaves -- Maryland -- Social conditions -- 19th century Subject: African American abolitionists -- Biography Subject: Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography Subject.

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