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essay 2 quotes for acy - I was born a slave; but I never...

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“I was born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away” (Ch. 1, p. 1). “Mrs. Flint, like so many southern women, was totally deficient in energy. She had not strength to superintend her household affairs; but her nerves were so strong, that she could sit in her easy chair and see a woman whipped, till the blood trickled from every stroke of the lash” (Ch. 2, p. 9). “O, you happy free women, contrast your New Year’s day with that of the poor bond-woman!” (Ch. 3, p. 13). “‘Forgive me for what mother? For not letting him treat me like a dog? No! I will never humble myself to him. I have worked with him for nothing all of my life, and I am repaid with stripes and imprisonment. Here I will stay till I die, or till he sells me” (Ch. 4, p. 21). “He peopled my young mind with unclean images, such as only a vile monster could think of. I turned from him with disgust and hatred. But he was my master. I was compelled to live under the same roof as him” (Ch. 5, p. 27). “The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition. My master was, to my knowledge, the father of eleven slaves. But did the mothers dare to tell who was the father of their children? Did the other slaves dare to allude to it, except in whispers among themselves? No indeed! They knew too well the consequences” (Ch. 6, p. 35). “Yet few slaveholders seem to be aware of the widespread moral ruin occasioned by this wicked system” (Ch. 9, p. 56).
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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