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Slaves being punished

Slaves being tortured


Phases in slave life – Property (slaves) being destroyed by mangling . From The White Slave or Negro life in the Slave States of America, by R Hildreth. This picture is from a book which tells the story of a mixed race slave in America.
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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