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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One day , as she was returning from a walk in the garden , she saw my youngest
brother , William , walking in the yard , and , from pure mischief , she picked some
horse nettles , and , coming up to him , ( he was quite naked ) began to sting ...
... dressed himself , and took his whip and went into the cotton field , and
commenced quarrelling with a slave named Old George , on the plea that he did
not pick cotton fast enough . I will repeat his words : “ Never MY BIRTH AND
He owned a slave whose name was January , who could not pick cotton as fast
as the other negroes . For this reason , this minister of religion gave him from
twenty - five to one hundred lashes , and fifty blows with the paddle , which so ...
This youth ordered every negro to pick one cwt . of cotton each day - which was
almost impossible for them to do — and on their not presenting that amount of
cotton at the machine , he gave them from twenty - five to fifty lashes each ; so
We were now put to picking cotton . This is not so pleasant a job as might be
imagined . The whole field is covered with “ stinging worms , ” a species of
caterpillar . At the setting of the sun each slave had to 22 MY EXPERIENCE AS A