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Gaurav Singh Second Exam ID’s Identify and Explain the Significance of:: Edward Covey Frederick Douglass suffered many beatings during this time, as he became difficult to control. He organized a religious service on Sundays for slaves, but Thomas and a mob stopped these. In January 1834, Frederick was sent to work for Edward Covey as Thomas thought he needed someone to tame his unruly slave. Edward Covey had a reputation for being able to "break in slaves," but Frederick was happier as he knew Edward fed his slaves better than Thomas did. However, their working hours were longer toiling from dawn until after nightfall. If a slave did not work continuously, Edward Covey would beat him with thick branches. It took one week for Frederick to start feeling broken. He had received various whippings from Edward to the point where he collapsed on a hot August afternoon and did not even respond to Edward's beatings. He managed to go back to Thomas Auld and begged for him to take him back, but Thomas sent Frederick back to Edward Covey. On his return, Edward started tying Frederick to a post to beat him when Frederick rebelled and fought with Edward. Luckily Frederick was not killed for resisting his master, as Edward did not want it known that he could not control a 16-year-old slave. Frederick worked for Edward for a year before being sent to work for William Freeland . Edward Covey – Captain Thomas Alud lent Fedrick Douglass to Edward Covey, a well- known slave breaker, for a year. Covey got Douglass's labor as a field hand as payment for the service of crushing his spirit, which he nearly succeeded in doing. After a particularly severe beating, Douglass took refuge for one night with a slave named Sandy Jenkins. Jenkins believed that a certain root had magical powers and told Douglass that if Second Exam ID’s - 1 -
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Gaurav Singh he wore it on his right side no white man could beat him. Douglass returned to Covey's farm wearing the root, and, to his surprise, Covey spoke kindly to him and did not beat him for a time. A few days later, Covey tried to tie Douglass up for a beating. Douglass fought back, and, after a two-hour struggle, Covey gave up. Since he did not want to blemish his reputation as a slave breaker, he never sent Douglass to the authorities to be punished for hitting a white man. Thomas Auld Thomas Auld - little Thomas Auld Son of Hugh and Sophia, whom Douglass is supposed to care for and play with. Thomas' schoolbooks also become the means for Douglass' to teach himself to write. Young Frederick was grossly mistreated. To keep from starving, on many occasions, he competed with his master's dogs for table scraps and bones. In 1825, he was sent to serve as a houseboy in the home of Hugh and Sophia Auld in Baltimore. Mrs. Auld grew fond of him and sought to teach him to read and write. By the time her irate husband discovered the deed and put a stop to it, Douglass had acquired enough of the rudiments to carry on by himself. His life in Baltimore was interrupted in 1832 at the death of Captain Anthony. Frederick
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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