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Sun Apr 02 16:38:43 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: My Bondage and My Freedom Author: Frederick Douglass Release Date: July 1, 2008 [EBook #202] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM *** Produced by Mike Lough MY BONDAGE and MY FREEDOM By Frederick Douglass By a principle essential to Christianity, a PERSON is eternally differenced from a THING; so that the idea of a HUMAN BEING, necessarily excludes the idea of PROPERTY IN THAT BEING. --COLERIDGE Entered according to Act of Congress in 1855 by Frederick Douglass in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Northern District of New York TO HONORABLE GERRIT SMITH, AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF ESTEEM FOR HIS CHARACTER, ADMIRATION FOR HIS GENIUS AND BENEVOLENCE, AFFECTION FOR HIS PERSON, AND GRATITUDE FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP, AND AS A Small but most Sincere Acknowledgement of HIS PRE-EMINENT SERVICES IN BEHALF OF THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF AN AFFLICTED, DESPISED AND DEEPLY OUTRAGED PEOPLE, BY RANKING SLAVERY WITH PIRACY AND MURDER, AND BY DENYING IT EITHER A LEGAL OR CONSTITUTIONAL EXISTENCE, This Volume is Respectfully Dedicated, BY HIS FAITHFUL AND FIRMLY ATTACHED FRIEND, FREDERICK DOUGLAS. ROCHESTER, N.Y. Sun Apr 02 16:38:43 2017 2 CONTENTS EDITORS PREFACE 1 INTRODUCTION .4 LIFE AS A SLAVE? I--CHILDHOOD II--REMOVED FROM MY FIRST HOME . III--PARENTAGE . IV--A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE SLAVE PLANTATION V--GRADUAL INITIATION INTO THE...





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