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Quotation by Edward Hoagland
To relive the relationship between owner and slave we can consider how we treat our cars and dogs—a dog exercising a somewhat similar leverage on our mercies and an automobile being comparable in value to a slave in those days.
Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. repr. In Heart's Desire (1988). "Virginie and the Slaves," Travel and Leisure (New York, Feb. 1976).
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