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A Child's Anti-Slavery Book Containing a Few Words about American Slave Children and Stories of Slave-Life.

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[Illustration: A SLAVE FATHER SOLD AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY.]

THE CHILD'S ANTI-SLAVERY BOOK

CONTAINING A

Few Words about American Slave Children.

AND

STORIES OF SLAVE-LIFE.

TEN ILLUSTRATIONS.

CONTENTS.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT AMERICAN SLAVE CHILDREN

LITTLE LEWIS--THE STORY OF A SLAVE BOY

MARK AND HASTY

AUNT JUDY'S STORY--A STORY FROM REAL LIFE

ME NEBER GIVE IT UP

Illustrations.

A SLAVE FATHER SOLD AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY.

LITTLE LEWIS SOLD.

WHIPPING A SLAVE.

HUNTING RUNAWAY SLAVES.

HASTY'S GRIEF.

AUNT JUDY'S HUSBAND CAPTURED.

HANDCUFFING JUDY'S HUSBAND.

WAITING TO BE SOLD.

AUNT JUDY.

"ME NEBER GIB IT UP!"

A FEW WORDS ABOUT AMERICAN SLAVE CHILDREN.

Children, you are free and happy. Kind parents watch over you with loving eyes; patient teachers instruct you from the beautiful pages of the printed book; benign laws, protect you from violence, and prevent the strong arms of wicked people from hurting you; the blessed Bible is in your hands; when you become men and women you will have full liberty to earn your living, to go, to come, to seek pleasure or profit in any way that you may choose, so long as you do not meddle with the rights of other people; in one word, _you are free children_! Thank God! thank God! my children, for this precious gift. Count it dearer than life. Ask the great God who made you free to teach you to prefer death to the loss of liberty.

But are all the children in America free like you? No, no! I am sorry to tell you that hundreds of thousands of American children are _slaves_. Though born beneath the same sun and on the same soil, with the same natural right to freedom as yourselves, they are nevertheless SLAVES. Alas for them! Their parents cannot train them as they will, for they too have MASTERS. These masters say to them:

"Your children are OURS--OUR PROPERTY! They shall not be taught to read or write; they shall never go to school; they shall not be taught to read the Bible; they must submit to us and not to you; we shall whip them, sell them, and do what else we please with them. They shall never own themselves, never have the right to dispose of themselves, but shall obey us in all things as long as they live!"


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