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Julius Lester
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"When I came here, colored people didn't have their ages. The boss man had it." - Anonymous, Chapter 1, p. 30.

"Slaves were whipped for the most trifling incidents and the whip was as often wielded by the salve owner's wife as the slave owner him self." - Roberta Manson, Chapter 1, p. 32.

"Out of seventeen of us sold to him, only four of us got back home. Some died; others he killed." -Anonymous, Chapter 2, p. 45.

"They would stand the slaves upon the block and talk about what a fine-looking specimen of black manhood or womanhood they was, tell how healthy they was, look in their mouth and examine their teeth just like they was a horse, and talk about the kind of work they would be fit for and could do." - Morris Hillyer, Chapter 2, p. 46.

"Yet it is all the more remarkable that even now the two hundred years...

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