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Joseph Key
Joseph Key is on page 103 of 176
so far i think its kind of slow but it does have a good story
Nov 14, 2008 01:44PM Add a comment
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Michele
Michele is on page 40 of 176
ch. XI
Jan 26, 2009 05:25PM Add a comment
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Linnea
Linnea is on page 65 of 176
I was skeptical at first, but this has turned out to be a very interesting read.
Mar 18, 2009 03:13PM Add a comment
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Cami
Cami is on page 60 of 176
the command this woman has of our language is stunning. (for one coming from such a circumstnace)
Apr 01, 2009 07:05PM 1 comment
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Sook
Sook is on page 35 of 176
I'm so glad that I've found this book to read. It makes me appreciate life.
Jun 03, 2009 07:16AM Add a comment
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Patricia
Patricia is on page 150 of 176
I actually don't know what page since I'm reading on the Kindle. I won't finish it, it's not what I was expecting.
Feb 13, 2010 07:33AM Add a comment
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Lauren
Lauren is on page 83 of 176
And she's way too nice to the white folks.
Feb 14, 2010 03:03PM Add a comment
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Heather
Heather is on page 60 of 176
This one is tough to read, especially since it's a true story. But it's worth it.
Feb 18, 2010 01:03PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is starting
Read the Introduction before the book? Not a chance, Nell Irvin Painter. I know aaall about Penguin Classics and their tricks.
Jun 14, 2010 11:27AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 12 of 336
Odd callback to 'The Aged Mother' - the last of the Grimm stories to really infuriate me - just a dozen pages in: 'My heart rebelled against God, who had taken from me mother, father, mistress, and friend. The good grandmother tried to comfort me. "Who knows the ways of God?" said she. "Perhaps they have been kindly taken from the evil days to come." Years afterwards I often thought of this.'
Jun 14, 2010 11:37AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 14 of 336
I'd feel a lot warmer about the slave-auction 'rescue' of the supposedly widely beloved Aunt Marthy if I didn't think, like Glenda in Unseen Academicals, that it's just 'the crab bucket at its best'. I bet someone at one point even said: 'Why, she's almost good enough to be white!'
Jun 14, 2010 11:49AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 26 of 336
Benjamin is excellent, and I want to marry him.
Jun 14, 2010 12:23PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 28 of 336
A (presumably rival?) slaveowner fails to rat runaway Benjamin out, and instead gives him directions to New York: the text loves him for it. (By 'a gem worthy of a purer setting', does Jacobs perhaps mean 'a setting free of the "goodly number of slaves" the man apparently keeps without any pangs of sympathy or regret'?)
Jun 14, 2010 12:36PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 37 of 336
'She now took me to sleep in a room adjoining her own. There I was an object of her especial care, though not her especial comfort, for she spent many a sleepless night to watch over me. Sometimes I woke up and found her bending over me. At other times she whispered in my ear, as though it were her husband who was speaking to me, and listened to what I would answer.' Okay, a) poor Harriet, but also b) HAHAHA, oh man.
Jun 15, 2010 02:50AM 4 comments
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 63 of 336
The nice old grandmother explodes at Our Heroine for getting herself pregnant out of (an impossible!) wedlock, tells the girl she'd rather see her dead than so dishonoured, confiscates her mother's silver wedding ring and thimble, and kicks her out of the house. WTF, Aunt Marthy?
Jun 15, 2010 03:40AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 76 of 336
'After the alarm caused by Nat Turner's insurrection had subsided, the slaveholders came to the conclusion that it would be well to give the slaves enough of religious instruction to keep them from murdering their masters.' Snerk.
Jun 15, 2010 07:14AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 113 of 336
'Thus far I had outwitted him, and I triumphed over it. Who can blame slaves for being cunning? They are constantly compelled to resort to it. It is the only weapon of the weak and oppressed against the strength of their tyrants.'
Jun 17, 2010 08:41AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 122 of 336
How bizarre that Linda's children being sold to a slaveowner is - because of the circumstances - good news. And how creepy that the kids really are their father's property now! (I'm betting that won't end well.)
Jun 17, 2010 11:05AM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 153 of 336
Struck, suddenly, by the contrast between the antics of the fictional Linda - the Linda of her correspondence, who signs all her letters from a different place lest she be discovered: Canada, New York, Boston, etc. - and the condition of the real one. So unutterably sad.
Jun 17, 2010 10:36PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 159 of 336
Little Ellen is to get her education in the 'free states', oh, sure - and also play the 'little waiting maid' to Sands' cousin; didn't he mention? I knew he'd be trouble.
Jun 18, 2010 06:33PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 167 of 336
Mention of MY MAN BENJAMIN, oh yes.
Jun 18, 2010 06:43PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 197 of 336
Linda stands up to racist hotel staff who refuse to serve her: 'I staid a month after this, and finding I was resolved to stand up for my rights, they concluded to treat me well. Let every coloured man and woman do this, and eventually we shall cease to be trampled underfoot by our oppressors.' Mixed feelings on that.
Jun 19, 2010 10:54PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 206 of 336
I wonder how much of Linda's pleasant experience in the supposedly prejudice-free land of England was due to her simply not understanding the thick local dialect - I certainly can't believe she was as well-treated as all that in Liverpool, whose prosperity was the direct result of Britain's slave trade, and whose inhabitants continued to capitalise on their old slaving connections even after Abolition.
Jun 19, 2010 11:17PM Add a comment
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Bri Fidelity
Bri Fidelity is on page 229 of 336
And now onto 'A True Tale of Slavery', huzzah. I HOPE BENJAMIN IS IN IT.
Jun 20, 2010 06:54AM Add a comment
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Kerstin
Kerstin is on page 156 of 368
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Kerstin
Kerstin is on page 227 of 368
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Nakia
Nakia is on page 86 of 176
I realize that we alot of times take freedom for granted
Aug 20, 2010 06:20PM Add a comment
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Angi
Angi is on page 19 of 176
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