Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

According to Douglass, what effect does religious conversion have on Master Thomas's treatment of his slaves?

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In August of 1832 Thomas and Rowena experienced religious conversion at a Methodist camp meeting in Talbot county. Unfortunately, this conversion did not make them kinder or more charitable; rather, after Thomas's conversion "he found religious sanction and support for his slaveholding cruelty." He maintained an intense pretension to piety. The house was filled with prayer, and many preachers came to stay with Douglass's master and mistress. The slaves were starved but the preachers were well-fed.Check more out at the link below: