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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) My bondage and my freedom. Part I : Life as a slave. Part II : Life as a freeman. By Frederick Douglass with an introduction. By James McCune Smith.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05820 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: New York; Auburn Type: Book Date: 1855 Pagination: 1 v. : 464 p. ; 19.7 x 13.7 cm. Order a Copy

Published by Miller, Orton & Mulligan. Includes an engraving of a young Douglass by J. C. Buttre from a daguerreotype. Signed on front free yellow endpaper by Maggie R. Marriott 1 June 1861.

Smith was an African American doctor.

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865
Marriott, Maggie R., fl. 1861

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