“What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

Frederick Douglass. From My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855.

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Frontispiece and title page of My Bondage and My Freedom. Frederick Douglass was a celebrated abolitionist writer and speaker as well as a former slave.

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Douglass originally delivered this speech in Rochester, New York, in 1852, then had it published as an appendix to this edition of his autobiography.

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Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Short Title What To the Slave, 1855
Book Title My Bondage and My Freedom
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Miller, Orton & Mulligan,
Creator Frederick Douglass
Publication Date 1855
Pages Frontispiece, title page, and pp. 441, 444–445
Call Number E 5 .D746
Location General Collections 2nd floor