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Life of a Slave Girl.
Written by Herself.
"Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is
perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of
degradation involved in that word, SLAVERY; if they had, they
would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was
A Woman Of North Carolina.
"Rise up, ye women that are at ease! Hear my voice, ye careless
daughters! Give ear unto my speech."
Isaiah xxxii. 9.
Edited By L. Maria Child.
Boston: Published For The Author.
Preface By The Author
Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some
of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless,
strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by
Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts.
I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious
names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I
deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this
I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I
trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of