"Is it possible for the human mind to conceive of a more horrible state of society?" This is the question that William Lloyd Garrison asked in his introduction to the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. To a colored human in the early 1800's, there wasn't a more horrible state of society. It was hard work, day in and day out, with very little food, clothing, and other necessities for healthy
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it was without freedom.
Frederick Douglass's autobiography is a piece of writing that really lets people in our day of age how horrible society was back before the Civil War. Many slaves were too afraid to reveal how they were treated because they didn't want to face the consequences. Also, almost all the slaves did not know how to read and write, so they were unable to share the information on the harshness of slavery.