Quotation by Rebecca Latimer Felton

When white men were willing to put their own offspring in the kitchen and corn field and allowed them to be sold into bondage as slaves and degraded them as another man's slave, the retribution of wrath was hanging over this country and the South paid penance in four years of bloody war.
Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835–1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 1 (1919).

Referring to the "offspring" born of slaveowners' illicit sex with slave women. Felton herself was a slaveowner who came to oppose slavery.
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