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Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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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.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Death is better than slavery.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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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.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Because of this freedmen were turning down job offers and whites were complaining that they did not want to work. The biggest demand of the people is that they pay for their child to get schooling they do not want to let their children enter charity school. The only problem with this school was that there were no accommodations for the teachers.

Jacobs' single work Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl publiHarriet Ann Jacobsd in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured.

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