The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
Passmore & Alabaster, 1862 - 48 páginas
The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson, first published in 1862, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.
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My father learned the African method of curing snake bites , and was in
consequence , called Dr . Clavern . My mother ' s name was Betty . I had five
brothers and five sisters . Of these , two brothers and two sisters were dead when
I left the ...
She died at the end of three weeks , leaving two children , a boy and girl , who ,
with my father , I now hope to buy . My mistress also had four sons , James ,
Robert , Thomas , and Mack . James English , a member of Brick Church , was as
His father bought him a plantation five miles from his own , and gave him another
slave girl as a nurse for his boy . The boy was very cross , and his mother
asserted that the girl pinched the baby , which was not true . This girl was
The old master , on seeing the burns , declared she should not go back any more
. The following conversation took place when Thomas came to see his father : “
Thomas , did you burn this girl so ? ” “ Yes , pa , I did , because she ran away .
He had not finished his schooling , before he was put to oversee his father ' s
plantation . He used to whip the slaves more than his father . Among the atrocities
which he committed , he knocked my mother down with the butt of his whip , while