Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 14

Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...what manner of man is this that we have been called to discipline and train. Since the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, let us first study these hands that handle, guide, control the inmates of the cradles of Liberia during' the first years, the most impressive years of the life of any human being. Who is the mother of the child we train and discipline? In most cases a native woman. Often the property of a man owning several such women. Spoken of by him as, "this," or "my woman," or "my mammy," and treated with just as much respect and consideration as the terms by which she is addressed would signify. This woman, generally speaking, when approached on a subject of real worth, proves herself to be only a giggling, silly ceature. She seems to try to 'appear as though she is conscious that all people have proven her as stupid as a hen and of no real value except to scratch rice and find chop because she must, to satisfy the appetite of the man who owns her. This woman provides the cradle for the child we.train. This cradle does not consist of a soft, comfortable mattress, a downy pillow and snow-white linens. The child is not snugly tucked in 'while a fascinating story or a soft lullaby bears him into the land of nods and dreams. He is rather roughly placed astride his mother's back--his cradle--and rudely jostled along through burning heat and glaring light of a tropical sun, sometimes asleep, his face turned 'up to face the sun while the mother carries a burden on her head or bends low to scratch a field of rice. This mother often carries with her to her daily task on the rice farm her small coop of chickens. The children and the chickens receive practically the same care, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969855
  • 9781236969859