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Innocent slave tried and hung

Innocent slave tried and hung


The Mode of Administering Justice in South Carolina . Slaves had raided a rice field for food. An innocent slave was accused of the crime and tried and hung by the plantation owner and his neighbours.From The White Slave or Negro life in the Slave States of America, by R Hildreth. This is a story about a mixed race slave in America. Published London, no date.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

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