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Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days (Classic Reprint)
Annie L. Burton

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Those slaves that were not married served the food from the great house, and about half-past eleven they would send the older children with food to the workers in the fields. Of course, I followed, and before we got to the fields, we had eaten the food nearly all up. When the workers returned home they complained, and we were whipped.

The slaves got their allowance every Monday night of molasses, meat, corn meal, and a kind of our called dredgings or shorts. Perhaps this allowance would be gone before the next Mon day night, in which case the slaves would steal hogs and chickens. Then would come the whipping-post. Master himself never whipped his slaves; this was left to the overseer.

We children had no supper, and only a little piece of. Bread or something of the kind in the morning. Our dishes consisted of one wooden bowl, and oyster shells were our spoons. This bowl served for about fifteen children, and often the dogs and the ducks and the peafowl had a dip in it. Sometimes we had buttermilk and bread in our bowl, sometimes greens or bones.

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Titre: Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days (Classic Reprint)
Auteur: Annie L. Burton
Code EAN: 9781451016802
ISBN: 1451016808
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 100
Poids: 147g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T5mm
Année: 2015

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