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Quotation by Sylvia Dubois
Them old masters, when they got mad, had no mercy on a nigger—they'd cut a nigger all up in a hurry—cut 'em all up into strings, just leave the life, that's all. I've seen 'em do it, many a time.
Sylvia Dubois (1788?–1889), African American slave and hog breeder. As quoted in Silvia Dubois, a Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, interview dated January 27, 1883, by C. W. Larison (1883).
Remembering her days as a slave in New Jersey.
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