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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His fears returning afresh , he fled to the woods , but hunger compelled him to
return . When he got back he was put into irons , and taken out next morning and
hung up , and received a hundred lashes ; and when the stripes were partially ...
This he continued for a long time , until for fear of being betrayed , he put a stop to
it . This method of getting rich is very common among the slaveholders of South
Carolina . He afterwards became very rich , and owned two plantations , where ...
... apparently anxions to escape the hard work imposed on man and beast alike ,
had hid themselves in a wood which abounded with rattlesnakes . This caused
me great fear as I was barefooted . After a hard hunt I succeeded in finding them .
The negroes said among themselves “ There is no back kitchen in heaven ; " but
if they had been overheard , they would have been whipped severely . I fear this
case will be an example of the truth of our Lord ' s saying , “ The first shall be last
I FEAR that this chapter will prove to many rather uninteresting ; but at the same
time , there are many who , I am quite sure , would wish to know what are the
songs with which the negroes beguile their leisure hours . The following is one of