The History of the Caning Slave
The caning of Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks shocked America and served as a major catalyst for political division between North and South during the early years of the Civil War.
Slaves were often subjected to physical punishments like scourging, which involved whipping with leather thongs attached to metal or bone. This form of corporal punishment was particularly brutal as it caused the slave’s skin to be torn off by the whips.
The cane is a long, thin stick with either a rounded or round top that you can use to support yourself when walking or carry around as an accessory. It’s commonly used by blind individuals in their daily lives as both a means of getting around and also as an essential tool for playing games.
Blind children often use sensory aids like this device to stimulate their imaginations and explore the world around them in unique ways. They poke it through snow or bushes or tap it on different surfaces to hear echoes of what’s around them.
Caning is an inhumane, cruel, degrading and inhumane form of punishment that has been outlawed under international law. It could amount to torture and should never be used for punishment purposes.
Caning was a common practice in slavery. Slaves would often receive caning to motivate them to work harder and as punishment for children.
In 1856, South Carolina representative Preston Brooks beat senator Charles Sumner senseless in the Senate chamber. This incident shocked the nation and tore apart any pretense of civility between North and South.
The caning of Sumner is one of the most iconic events in American history, serving as a catalyst for sectionalism that would prevail until the Civil War. The incident put an end to any illusions of compromise between northern moderates and southern extremists.
Caning is an unjust and inhumane form of punishment that has no place in international law. It is also illegal to use canes on anyone else without their consent, or punish anyone else with one without consent from them.
Canes come in a range of styles and materials, from traditional rattan and wooden canes to Lucite models that offer complete visibility. Whichever type you select will determine how comfortable it feels against your bottom.
A rigid and hard cane will strike with a satisfying thud when struck, while one that is light and flexible feels more like a stinging blow. Before striking with your cane, determine which sensation you want to experience from its impact.
In early history, slavery was the most prominent type of human being. This status resulted from various factors such as a perceived shortage in labour, free land and some centralized government institutions willing to enforce slavery laws.
One of the most frequent punishments for slaves was whipping. This form of discipline usually involved stripping away her clothing and leaving her naked to public view, placing her in an untenable position that highlighted both her physical weakness and vulnerability, as well as reinforcing white perceptions of her as uncivilized.
Another popular form of punishment was ebony brushing. A woman would be repeatedly struck on the back with this sharp, thorn-like substance which, according to legend, caused far greater harm than any lash could do.
Many slaves turned to religion during their enslavement for solace and inspiration. Some followed African religions such as Islam, while others adhered to Christianity.
No matter their religious belief, many slaves were forced to work in societies dominated by agricultural production. On these plantations they produced a range of goods which were exported to Europe, such as sugar or tobacco.
Slaves were often denied the same freedoms that most Europeans enjoyed, such as voting rights. Slave owners also prevented them from receiving medical care and taught them how to hide their emotions in order to avoid punishment.
These practices, coupled with the fact that slaves had to live in cramped quarters, made for a harsh and lonely existence for those enslaved. It also taught them distrust in their masters.
In 1820, a British traveler reported witnessing the cruel treatment of slaves. He described one enslaved woman wearing boards fastened to her shoulders that measured two feet long and ten inches or more wide.
She had no protection against the sun or rain, wearing only a piece of fabric tied around her waist. This deplorable state caused her hair to turn brown due to exposure and weathering.
The Human Butcher
Human butchers are individuals who sell dead bodies for profit. This practice is a common way for butchers to make money, and many are highly-skilled professionals at their trade.
This method is particularly advantageous if the person being killed is in good physical condition and hasn’t been exposed to disease or bad habits. Nonetheless, it’s essential to remember that humans aren’t raised under controlled environments like animals are; thus, their meat may become compromised due to various infections, diseases, or ailments which will negatively impact its flavor and make it less desirable to eat.
Another way to quickly kill a human is by bleeding them out. This can be accomplished by cutting both internal and external carotid arteries, major blood vessels carrying oxygen-rich blood to the brain, head, and face. Doing this will result in an intense rush of blood that likely proves enough to swiftly end the animal’s life.
When bleeding a human, it is essential to get the blood from all sides of the body. Doing so allows for easier drainage of the blood, decreasing the time needed for someone to succumb from their injuries.
One way to accomplish this is by inducing the animal to struggle, which will cause its arteries to close and blood to drain. This method works much better than simply shooting the animal as it will kill faster and leave behind more nutrients.
The butchering process leaves behind a trail of cut marks. These cuts can be identified by their intensity and location, providing clues to the butchery process. This technique proves beneficial to archaeologists and butchers who study butchery patterns and practices.
Butchering patterning is highly personalized and determined by a butcher’s experience and skills as well as groupings they make during the cutting process. These patterns also serve to identify an individual’s behavioural style.
The Humane Gentleman
The humane gentleman is an age-old concept created by Victorians to inspire social success. A humane gentleman had to demonstrate self-discipline and uphold justice within the legal system, not to mention having an excellent sense of humor and taste in food (beef stew or coal dust). There may have been other benefits as well, but those are for another day.
Modern day humane gentleman may be hard to come by, but their name is immortalized for good reason. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle famously declared: “a tyrant is no match for a gentleman.” For centuries now, these noble individuals have been celebrated in various forms and recognized as true pioneers in benevolent deeds of all types.