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" I never met with a slave who could tell me huw old he was. Few slave-mothers know anything of the months of the year, nor of the days of the month. They keep no family records, with marriages, births, and deaths. "
Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil War, and ... - Page 10
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My Bondage and My Freedom ...

Frederick Douglass - Abolitionists - 1855 - 464 pages
...who could tell me how old he was. Few slave-mothers know anything of the months of the year, nor of the days of the month. They keep no family records,...the ages of their children by spring time, winter ti?ne, harvest time, planting time, and the like ; but these soon become undistinguishable and forgotten....
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass - Biography & Autobiography - 1855 - 464 pages
...who could tell me huw old he was. Few slave-mothers know anything of the months of the year, nor of the days of the month. They keep no family records,...planting time, and the like ; but these soon become undistinguishahle and forgotten. Like other slaves, I cannot tell how old I am. This destitution was...
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Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature: Topographies of ...

Robert E. Abrams - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...births, and deaths," so that "slave-mothers" are obliged to "measure the ages of their children by spring time, harvest time, planting time, and the like; but these soon become indistinguishable and forgotten. Like other slaves, I cannot tell how old I am. This destitution was...
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