They express themselves in the personal liking for the old “mammies,” in the personal contempt for the “smart Negro.”
De chillun's mammies, dey would come in from de fields about three times er day to let de babies suck.
Sometimes, they mammies take them to the field and fix pallet on ground for them to lay on.
Dey had a separate house for 'em, and a granny 'oman who didn't have nothin' else to do but look atter colored babies and mammies.
Where there were Negro mammies, white children were likely to be haunted in the night by fear of ghosts.
Some of 'em never knowed what 'comed of deir brudders and sisters and daddies and mammies.
The reason they called it that was when the mammies was confined with babies havin' to suck, they had to spin.
Mammy, and other mammies, moved proudly about, each a sort of oracle to the friends of her household.
The black boys were shipped off to their mammies and I fear received their full share of "the condign."
It was the mammies rather than the masters and mistresses, who ordered carriage drivers and horse boys imperiously about.