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Booklet, "An Essay on the Management Of Slaves" ... By Whitemarsh B. Seabrook, Charleston, 1834, ex-Library, 31pp. Whitemarsh Seabrook was a member of one of the wealthiest families in South Carolina; his elder cousin William Seabrook was the greatest sea-island cotton planter of his era, owner of a coastal steamship line, over 1500 slaves, and land-holdings that extended across the South Carolina and Georgia lowcountry, including the entire sea island which today bears his name. Seabrook's opinions were strong .. Whitemarsh Seabrook viewed Anglican education of the black and coloured population as a problem, a "levelling system" that resulted in the "irremediable insubordination" of indoctrinated Negroes. Seabrook launched a legal initiative to prevent any slaves or free people of color from learning to read in any format. ... Slavocrats like Whitemarsh Seabrook depicted slaveholders as devoted Christian stewards, but spent more time depicting African-Americans as a population in need of further and perpetual improvement. ...
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The Slave Master Instructs On Managing Slaves

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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,300.00
Estimate: $150 - $250
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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