Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history.He was born into slavery but secretly taughthimself to read and write - a crime punishable by death. Because of this, we now possess what may be the most eloquent indictment of slavery ever written.This book takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of the pre-Civil War South and shows in vivid detail the heartlessness of slaveholders. Douglass finally managed to excape and became a famous orator, minister, and leader of his people.More
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- Mama C
A Must Buy!
I bought this because it was assigned reading for my history class, however it has led me to the rest of the works of Frederick Douglass. Probably falls under the heading of the best book I've gotten from Audible yet.
It was an historical account of slavery.
Very emotive and compelling.
There were parts that made me cry because I know that they really did happen.