noun  mas·ter  \ ˈmas-tər \

one having authority over another rulergovernor 
(1) one having control 
d (2an owner especially of a slave or animal
the employer especially of a servant

(2) the male head of a household

One face that stood out among everyday people during the period of slavery was that of the master. The institution of slavery would have been short-lived without the strick enforcement of slave masters. They kept enslaved individuals in their place in society as property. In this section, there are political cartoons, newspaper advertisements, and literature all published about the slave master. Look at how the master fit in among other everyday people during the era of slavery.