William Lloyd Garrison

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How are slaveholders depicted in Garrison's editorial, "To the Public?"

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Garrison's primary point is to bring out the passion and intensity that is intrinsic to his campaign for both the abolition of slavery and the enfranchisement of people of color in American life.  Garrison depicts the forces of slavery as ones that deny the basic essence of being in the world.  He shows slavery to be a reality that has to be both confronted and defeated.  His passion and intensity to this point are evident in the editorial:

 I will  be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this...

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