Whipping Slaves, Missouri, 1856
Caption, Flogging the Negro; from an abolitionist book which gives a detailed description of the scene illustrated here ( pp. 206-8). The public whipping took place in Lexington, Missouri in Feb. 1856. This illustration appears to be a composite of several illustrations that appear earlier in Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of . . . an American Slave (New York, 1849), pp. 106, 133.
Anon., The Suppressed Book About Slavery! Prepared for Publication in 1857 (New York, 1864), facing p. 240
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