What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 31 in a series – “…the innocence of the slaveholder, or employer, was always asserted.”

“The guilt of a slave was always and everywhere presumed, and the innocence of the slaveholder, or employer, was always asserted. The word of the slave against this presumption was generally treated as impudence, worthy of punishment.”

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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