Document interpretation #3: Frederick Douglass, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”
(Documents pp. 301-303)
Purposes of the Assignment:
The purposes of this assignment are to examine a document that
constitutes a primary historical source, for the student to interpret that document in an essay,
and to give the student an opportunity to further develop writing and reading comprehension
Answer the following questions:
1) Describe the workings of Edward Lloyd’s plantation, as Douglass reports them. What was the
size of the plantation? How were slaves disciplined? What did slaves receive as an allowance?
Was the allowance sufficient to the needs of the slaves?
2) How does Douglass describe Mr. Severe and his approach to discipline?
3) Why, according to Douglass, did slaves sing? What did their singing convey about the slavery
system, according to Douglass
No Outside source should be use, reading the textbook reading and answer the question and analysis the reading
The textbook is: for the record a documentary history of america 6E vol 1
I can also provide PDFs of the chapter if the tutor needs it.