My Bondage and My Freedom

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Written by
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Published by
Miller, Orton & Co.
Subject of
Smith, Gerrit, American, 1794 - 1874
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, leather
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (19.1 x 14 x 4.4 cm)
H x W x D (IN SPECIALLY MADE STAND): 5 1/8 × 7 5/16 × 7 1/2 in. (13 × 18.6 × 19.1 cm)
Type
narratives
hardcover books
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1857
Description
Hardcover book entitled "My Bondage and My Freedom" with an illustration of Frederick Douglass as frontispiece. This slave narrative is dedicated to Gerrit Smith.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Identity
Literature
Slavery
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elizabeth Cassell
Object number
2011.43.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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