Edward E. Baptist


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Our goal is to ultimately collect all the runaway ads that have survived. They are these little windows. I call them the tweets of the master class. The purpose is to alert the surveillance system that was the entire body of white people in the South to help this individual recover this human property. There was a wave of anti-literacy laws. Slave owners knew if some men and women were literate, they could write passes to freedom.feedback
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Apr 11 2017 Wiretapping
This page is completely dedicated to what Edward E. Baptist has to say. All of Edward E. Baptist’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Edward E. Baptist came from an article called Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’: “Ran away without cause, that means 'I'm a good slaver owner; I didn't treat her with unusual cruelty.' It's hard not to make connections with the history of race relations in the United States. The whites need to define themselves as the virtuous ones.”.
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