Monday, July 11, 2016

Quote--from Harriet Jacobs--Life of a Slave Girl--1861

From Harriet Jacobs, Life of a Slave Girl--1861

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 terrible consequences.

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