Explain why Frederick Douglass Was such a persuasive voice In the fight against slavery.
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The author of the work, Douglass was a famed orator, writer, abolitionist, and reformer. He tells his life's story from birth to his introduction into the abolitionist circles of Massachusetts. He narrates his experiences as a slave, his move to Baltimore, how he taught himself how to read and write, his passage from childhood and ignorance to adulthood and self-realization, his foiled escape attempt, and his final successful escape attempt, followed by a short discussion of his time in the North. Douglass the "character" is seen to be patient, industrious, intelligent, impassioned, caring, and spiritual. He wrote that he derived great pleasure from communion with his enslaved brethren, and loved teaching them how to read and write. He was a deeply religious man but criticized the hypocritical Christianity of slaveholders.