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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Three hundred years ago Sir John Hawkins procured the first cargo of negroes
from the coast of Guinea , and took them to Hispaniola , and so profitable was his
trip that a new expedition was soon prepared , of which Queen Elizabeth shared
When in 1645 the ship of one Thomas Keyser and James Smith brought a cargo
of negroes to Boston , they were heavily fined and compelled to return those
negroes again to Africa . Noble men were they of Massachusetts ; and despite
... There ' s a good time coming , boys , Wait a little longer . ” The day of escape
from bondage will come to all , as it has to some ; and surely their cry will be
heard , and the refrain so long sung by the negroes of the South : “ O let my
people go ...
On one occasion there were a hundred negroes to be sold , and James English
went to buy . Among the negroes to be bought there was one named Willis ;
when he was put on the block , and the bidding began , James English began to
In five days that terrible hour drew nigh , and his agony and death struggles were
such that he required to be held down . Thus ended the life of a member of a
Christian Church . When the tidings of his death reached the negroes , they were