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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 45 in a series – “…dispose altogether with the services of the poor white man.”

September 8th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

“The impression was cunningly made that slavery was the only power that could prevent the laboring white man from falling to the level of the slave’s poverty and degradation. […] In the city of Baltimore there were not unfrequent murmurs that educating slaves to be mechanics might, in the end, give slave-masters power to dispose altogether with the services of the poor white man.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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