You won't see me coming....
...being small tubes or pots of ointment!
What about whipped cream, though? Did he mention whipped cream? I think we should all know.Penseivat
Stretching a limited knowledge of Modern History here...I seem to recall that the sign of a middle-class miscreant was to be allowed a salve on their back, before and during the whipping.
Yes the typo is funny but you know what it was supposed to say. To claim that slaves were not whipped or otherwise mistreated is phenomenally stupid.
I can't see that all slaves were whipped, or that even all the recipients of a whipping were black. In an era when whipping was a common punishment, even for minor misdemeanours, a whipping was simply a punishment, not a racially-motivated attack.Just as many black women bore half caste children, it isn't likely that all of them were raped. On the basis that any rich man finds himself surrounded by hordes of glamorous women anxious for his patronage, I imagine that many slave women found their masters had something worth encouraging.
"...I seem to recall that the sign of a middle-class miscreant was to be allowed a salve on their back, before and during the whipping."There's posh!"To claim that slaves were not whipped or otherwise mistreated is phenomenally stupid."I don't think anyone would seriously claim that, but as anon points out, it's hardly likely to have been an everyday occurrence...
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