Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century CubaA Documentary History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832189

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877678_garcia_rodriguez

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 November 2018

. The Master's Violent Hand

. The Master's Violent Hand

(p.145) 7. The Master's Violent Hand
Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Gloria García Rodríguez

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter tells the story of a local commissary who intervened in a case of brutality. Maria Ignacia Ayala registered a complaint with the local commissary of Ursulinas that in the local grocery next door to her house, a black man was being brutally beaten—the beating being administered in an outrageous, absolutely intolerable, merciless manner. Upon inspection, the commissary found the report to be true, and he found the slave's feet and hands tied to a ladder, where his master, Jose Mediavilla, had beaten his buttocks with a manatee leather whip. The commissary ordered that he be examined by physicians and had the black man admitted to a ward in the hospital of San Juan de Dios.

Keywords:   local commissary, brutality, Maria Ignacia Ayala, Ursulinas, black man, slave

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .