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- The security offered for such transactions—a crop and chattel mortgage—may at first seem slight.Chapter 8 (46% in)
- If Sam seems a favorable subject, he and the merchant go to a lawyer, and Sam executes a chattel mortgage on his mule and wagon in return for seed and a week's rations.Chapter 8 (44% in)
- The long system of repression and degradation of the Negro tended to emphasize the elements of his character which made him a valuable chattel: courtesy became humility, moral strength degenerated into submission, and the exquisite native appreciation of the beautiful became an infinite capacity for dumb suffering.Chapter 10 (57% in)
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