Paddling a Slave, U.S. South, 1845

Description

Captioned Common mode of whipping with the paddle, this illustration is from an anti-slavery tract. In his The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South (New York, 1972) John Blassingame describes punishments meted out by cruel masters; black men, he writes, were bent over barrels or tied down to stakes while paddles with holes in them broke blisters on their rumps (p.163).

Source

Trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida, for aiding slaves to escape from bondage (Boston, 1845). (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-90726)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0335

Spatial Coverage

North America

Citation

"Paddling a Slave, U.S. South, 1845", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1255
Captioned Common mode of whipping with the paddle, this illustration is from an anti-slavery tract. In his The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South (New York, 1972) John Blassingame describes punishments meted out by cruel masters; black men, he writes, were bent over barrels or tied down to stakes while paddles with holes in them broke blisters on their rumps (p.163).
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