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William Craft

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

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... 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....

Author: William Craft
Publisher: SMK Books
Published: 04/03/2018
Pages: 62
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.31d
ISBN: 9781515428077

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