OHS home

Ohio Historical Society / The African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
SEARCH

-or-

BROWSE


MANUSCRIPTS

NEWSPAPERS

PAMPHLETS

PHOTOGRAPHS
& PRINTS


SERIALS


HOME
10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103 
PreviousPrevious Item Description Next Next
Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South
			
                CHAPTER II.

Not sent to hell by Wilson--Mrs. Wilson protects me,
  to whom I belong-Sent to school with the children
  -The school-children teach me to read and write
  -What came of it--Mount that mule or I'll shoot
  you-I mounted the mule--A start for the railroad
  to work--I dismount and take to the woods--I owe
  allegiance to God and my country only.
  The monotonous tedium of routine slave-labor
was very often broken by some scene of cruelty
to one or another of the poor blacks, either
by the master or his overseer; and woe unto
the luckless one if the master should happen to
be in a good mood to break bones. Although
slaves were worth money in the South at that
time, yet the ungovernable passions of some if
not most masters found free vent in cruelty to
their own property-that is, their slaves. This
was the case with Wilson, and no opportunity
was missed by him to make a poor black feel
the effects of his brutish nature and passions.
His wife, on the other hand, made every effort
to protect the blacks on the plantation as much
as possible. When Wilson threatened to send




			
Download High Resolution TIFF Image
PreviousPrevious Item Description Next Next

OHS Archives/Library Pamphlet Collection

Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South


HOME || CONTACT

ABOUT || CALENDAR || PLACES || RESOURCES || OHIO HISTORY STORE || LINKS || SEARCH
http://www.ohiohistory.org || Last modified
Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 © 1996-2011 All Rights Reserved.