My Bondage and My Freedom (unabridged)

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Frederick Douglass

My Bondage and My Freedom

Read by Leon Nixon

unabridged

Activist and abolitionist Frederick Douglass is one of the most famous anti-slavery writers in American history. Following 20 years of enslavement in Maryland, Douglass made a daring bid for freedom in 1838, travelling north via the ‘underground railroad’ before arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he would settle. It was not long before Douglass took up the cause of black Americans, risking his freedom through writing and lecturing, and travelling the globe to spread his message. In My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) Douglass lays bare his story, illuminating the plight of slaves, the overwhelming prejudices of the time, and the dignity and determination that led to his emancipation.

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-352-2
    Cat. no.:NA0490
    Produced by:Aubree Wisley
    Edited by:Andrei Tatu
    BISAC:BIO032000, SOC001000
    BIC:BGHA & BM, JFSL3
    Released:October 21
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Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Published in 1855, this book cemented Frederick Douglass’s reputation as a leader in the national abolitionist movement and a worldwide voice for the freedom of all people. Narrating with contemporary ease and naturalism, Leon Nixon accentuates the intelligence, dignity and courage that it took for Douglass to describe the physical beatings, mental abuse and starvation that he endured as a slave on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from his birth in 1817 to his faithful race to Philadelphia and freedom in 1838. Nixon is equally adept at voicing the series of articulate and persuasive antislavery speeches that follow Douglass’s autobiography. Douglass was a writer of uncommon talent and eloquence, and his works stand among the best in 19th-century literature.

B.P., AudioFile


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