Quotation by Rebecca Latimer Felton

It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities.
Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835–1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919).

By "the hostilities," Felton meant the Civil War. She was a slaveowner who came to disbelieve in slavery. This remark is from Felton's 1919 synopsis of a 1900 address she gave in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.
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