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Document interpretation #3: Frederick Douglass, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” Name: Professor: Course: Institution: Date:
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Document interpretation #3: Frederick Douglass, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” Edward Lloyd’s plantation consists of various crops such as corn, tobacco and wheat. Lloyd had about three hundred to four hundred slaves in his home plantation and even owned several farms that were close to his residence. He had over twenty farms and managers who oversaw the activities of the plantations. In addition to the hundreds of slaves, he had a central plantation which he named the “Great House Farm.” His home plantation was the site for all mechanical operations where the slaves mended shoes, weaved and even grounded grains. The slaves in Lloyd’s plantations were treated brutally. Edward Lloyd employed farm managers or overseers who were in charge of the slaves and supervised them while they were in the farms. These overseers were responsible for disciplining the slaves in case of misconduct or misdemeanour. When it came to discipline,
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