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ISBN-10:
0393923630
ISBN-13:
9780393923636
Pub. Date:
10/01/2020
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
My Bondage & My Freedom: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

My Bondage & My Freedom: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

“Nick Bromell and R. Blakeslee Gilpin have edited Frederick Douglass’s iconic autobiography with great verve and insight. Coupled with some known as well as unknown documents, this edition of My Bondage and My Freedom will be of tremendous use for experts and nonexperts alike.” —MANISHA SINHA, University of Connecticut

This Norton Critical Edition includes: 

  • Nick Bromell and R. Blakeslee Gilpin’s introduction to Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography, providing the deep contextualization teachers want and students need.
  • The first edition text (1855), accompanied by the editors’ detailed explanatory footnotes.
  • Twelve contemporary works that relate to My Bondage and My Freedom, including writings by Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Jacobs.
  • Nineteen critical assessments of My Bondage and My Freedom—nine contemporary and ten recent interpretations—to inspire classroom discussion and research topics across the curriculum.
  • A chronology of Frederick Douglass’s life and work and a selected bibliography.

 

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393923636
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Sales rank: 1,077,661
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About the Author

NICK BROMELL is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of By the Sweat of the Brow: Labor and Literature in Antebellum America and The Time Is Always Now: Black Thought and the Transformation of U.S. Democracy. His articles and essays on Frederick Douglass and African American political thought have appeared in American Literary History, The American Scholar, and Political Theory.

R. BLAKESLEE GILPIN is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University. His first book, John Brown Still Lives!: America’s Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change, was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Frederick Douglass Book Prize. With Rose Styron, Gilpin compiled and edited The Selected Letters of William Styron. His next book will be about Nat Turner, William Styron, and the longevity of slavery’s hold on America’s racial imagination.

Hometown:

Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1818

Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

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