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Blassingame has taken pains to show that the editors of several of the more famous antebellum slave narratives were “noted for their integrity” and thus were unlikely to (i)_____the facts given them by slave narrators. From a (ii)_____standpoint, however, it is not the moral integrity of these editors that is at issue but the linguistic, structural, and tonal integrity of the narratives they produces. Even if an editor (iii)_____reproduced the facts of a narrator's life, it was still the editor who decided what to make of these facts, how they should be emphasized, in what order they ought to be presented, and what was extraneous or germane.

A acknowledge D ethical G unreliably
B distort E literary H faithfully
C insist F mystical I needlessly

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