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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

by Ellen Craft, William Craft

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Book Excerpt : ...avenge our wrongs! But alas! we were only slaves, and had no legal rights; consequently we were compelled to smother our wounded feelings, and crouch beneath the iron heel of despotism.I must now give the account of our escape; but, before doing so, it may be well to quote a few passages from the fundamental laws of slavery; in order to give some idea of the legal as well as the social tyranny from which we fled.According to the law of Louisiana, "A slave is one who is in the power of a master to whom he belongs. The master may sell him, dispose of his person, his industry, and his labour; he can do nothing, possess nothing, nor acquire anything but what must belong to his master."--Civil Code, art. 35.In South Carolina it is expressed in the following language:--"Slaves shall be deemed, sold, taken, reputed and judged in law to be chattels personal in the hands of their owners and possessors, and their executors, administrators, and assigns, to all intents, constructions, and purposes...


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ISBN-13: 9781420966190
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 02/05/2020
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

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