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The new man. Twenty-nine years a slave. Twenty-nine years a free man Henry Clay Bruce

The new man. Twenty-nine years a slave. Twenty-nine years a free man

Henry Clay Bruce

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PREFACE.The author offers to the public this little book, containinghis personal recollections of slavery, with the modest hope thatit will be found to present an impartial and unprejudiced view ofthat system. His experience taught him that allMorePREFACE.The author offers to the public this little book, containinghis personal recollections of slavery, with the modest hope thatit will be found to present an impartial and unprejudiced view ofthat system. His experience taught him that all masters werenot cruel, and that all slaves were not maltreated. There werebrutal masters and there were mean, trifling lazy slaves. Whilesome masters cruelly whipped, half fed and overworked theirslaves, there were many others who provided for their slaveswith fatherly care, saw that they were well fed and clothed, andwould neither whip them themselves, nor permit others to do so.Having reached the age of twenty-nine before he could callhimself a free man, and having been peculiarly fortunate in allhis surroundings during the period of his slavery, the authorconsiders himself competent to deal with all concerned, fairlyand without prejudice, and he will feel more than repaid for hislabor, if he can throw even some little new light upon this muchmooted question. He believes that we are too far removed nowfrom the heart burnings and cruelties of that system of slavery,horrible as it was, and too far removed from that bloody strifethat destroyed the system, root and branch, to let our accountsof it now be colored by its memories. Freedom has been sweetindeed to the ex-bondman. It has been one glorious harvest ofgood things, and he fervently prays for grace to forget the pastand for strength to go forward to resolutely meet the future.Product descriptionIf you HATE the book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words, this book is for you.We dont use OCRd book technology (Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text) to make the kindle version but we bring to you by THE SCANNING OR PHOTOGRAPH PROCESS. So everything you see here is almost same as original version. It may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact.We hope you enjoy and are satisfied with our book. For more interesting books, please search for ‘AMA publication’.AMA PublicationImportant Notice!! Please read before you purchase.- This title has landscape orientation. This can cause difficulties in reading this content on some Kindle applications, such as Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac.- This book was produced from scanning process so you CAN’T use some text feature such as Adjust Font Size, Search or Highlight.- Since this book does NOT support TEXT adjustment Function, we strongly do not recommend reading it with mobile phone, Android, BB or any small device.- This book does NOT support Text To Speech Function.