Harriet Jacobs Quote

Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing machines are no more, in the sight of their masters, than the cotton they plant, or the horses they tend.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave-Girl (1861), ch. 1

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Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing...

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Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing...

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Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing...

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Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing...