It was deemed a disgrace not to get drunk at Christmas; and he was regarded as lazy indeed, who had not provided himself with the necessary means, during the year, to get whisky enough to last him through Christmas.
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Source Notes: Narrative of the Life of an American Slave (chapter 10) (1845). In this part of his narrative, Douglass describes the way slaveholders used holidays as "safety- valves, to carry off the rebellious spirit of enslaved humanity."
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