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When they told me my new-born babe was a girl, my heart was heavier than it had ever been before. Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.
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Death is better than slavery.

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Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.

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I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away.

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When I was six years old, my mother died; and then, for the first time, I learned, by the talk around me, that I was a slave.

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Dr. Flint had sworn that he would make me suffer, to my last day, for this new crime against him, as he called it; and as long as he had me in his power he kept his word.

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If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.

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Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.

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There are no bonds so strong as those which are formed by suffering together

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Could you have seen that mother clinging to her child, when they fastened the irons upon his wrists; could you have heard her heart-rending groans, and seen her bloodshot eyes wander wildly from face to face, vainly pleading for mercy; could you have witnessed that scene as I saw it, you would exclaim, Slavery is damnable!

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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