Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Douglass says, "I will give Mr. Freeland the credit of being the best master I ever had, till I became my own master." Explain Douglass's emphasis on the second part of the sentence.

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Although Douglass was treated better with Mr. Freeland, his driving force in the whole book is to be his own person, his own master and not belong to any man.