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The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
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The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina

John Andrew Jackson

Abstract

In this book, escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and his own frequent whippings at the hands of a “Christian” master and mistress. He offers a scathing review of white religious hypocrisy, criticizing those who could not see the contradiction between worshiping a merciful God on Sundays and holding slaves under inhumane conditions. Jackson details his escape from slavery into Massachusetts as a ship stowaway after he is separated by sale from his first ... More

Keywords: escaped slave, John Andrew Jackson, whippings, slavery, inhumane conditions, Massachusetts, Harriet Beecher Stowe, ship stowaway, Canada, Fugitive Slave Law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869550
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869567_jackson

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Andrew Jackson, author