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"he was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the contrary"

Excerpt From: Douglass, Fredrick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” iBook


“She was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the contrary—a permission”


Excerpt From: Douglass, Fredrick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” iBooks.


“Mr. Severe was rightly named: he was a cruel man”