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Harriet Tubman Qutoe

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mickst3r posted on Mon, Jun 4 2012 4:28 PM

“I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.” 

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/25767

 

Does anyone have a source to this quote? Did Harriet Tubman actually haev difficulty convincing people that they were slaves?

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(Wikiquote.org is the best first place to check.)

quoted in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (2003) by Henry Louis Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah, p. 299

 

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I appreciate that JJ, and Yes I found that as well. That says nothing to the meaning behind the quote. It could be literal- that many slaves did not realize they were slaves in some way. Or it could have meant meta-bonds in some way- perhaps in her work in the woman's suffrage movement later in life.

 

I do not own a copy of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. Do you?

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mickst3r: Does anyone have a source to this quote?

John James: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (2003) by Henry Louis Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah, p. 299

mickst3r: That says nothing to the meaning behind the quote.

 

 

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