Frederick's many masters : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

Although I really enjoyed reading about the life of Frederick Douglass, and also learned many aspects of slavery that were new to me (as well as disturbing), I was somewhat confused. I had a difficult time following the chain of masters and homes Douglass went through, who was his "old master" and when one master sent him to live with someone else, did the master remain his master, or did he come to be under a new and different master?

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2000


I was wondering really the same thing but I think that his old master is Captain Anthony. He says that that was his first master and I would guess that his first master is his old master. But I don't know for sure.

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2000

Hmmm....I think it's Captain Anthony also, but I got the impression that Captain Anthony worked for Colonel Lloyd. So that would make him Colonel Lloyd's slave from the beginning, wouldn't it? I was terribly confused by the different master thing.

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2000

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