Mary Virginia Terhune

[Marion Harland]

Mary Virginia Terhune Quotes

  • ''It would be idle to say that we were not, from time to time, aware that a volcano slumbered fitfully beneath us. There were dark sides to the Slavery Question, for master, as for slave.''
    Marion Harland (1830-1922), U.S. author. Marion Harland's Autobiography, ch. 18 (1910). Harland, a Virginian, was referring to slaveowners' ever-present fear of a slave uprising in the years before the Civil War.
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