Some have endeavored to argue, most persuasively, that although slavery could be percieved as evil on the surface, on a deeper level

the enormous wealth it produced improved the world as a whole in many areas (science, technology, medicine). Using Frederick

Douglass’ autobiography, counter this argument by writing an essay in which you formulate the alternative argument against slavery.

Extract evidence directly from Douglass’ text and the editors’ prefatory notes and add your own thoughts and commentary.