Quotation by Marion Harland

It would be idle to say that we were not, from time to time, aware that a volcano slumbered fitfully beneath us. There were dark sides to the Slavery Question, for master, as for slave.
Marion Harland (1830–1922), U.S. author. Marion Harland's Autobiography, ch. 18 (1910).

Harland, a Virginian, was referring to slaveowners' ever-present fear of a slave uprising in the years before the Civil War.
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