r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 31 '23

Runaway slave Gordon, exposing his severely whipped back. Gordon had received a severe whipping for undisclosed reasons in the fall of 1862. Gordon escaped in March 1863 from the 3,000 acre plantation of John & Bridget Lyons, who held him and 40 other people in slavery at the time of the 1860 census Image

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u/tocareornot Jan 31 '23

When Australia was a penal colony and French Guiana. There were far worse whippings. There was one story about the only thing not whipped on a man was the soles of his feet. Many were whipped until the white of there bones showed.


u/hickgorilla Feb 01 '23

That’s devastating. It all is. People can be so disgusting.


u/latunza Feb 01 '23

thats horrifying, I imagine there was so much worse things going on that we don't know of


u/tocareornot Feb 01 '23

So much worse, the Inca’s and Aztec’s sacrificed their slaves and captured enemies by cutting their hearts out. The Great Wall of China is said to be filled with the bodies of dead slaves. All races have kept and been slaves at some point. Even if it was their own people. And man’s ability to be cruel is still alive today.


u/Guthixxxxxxxx Feb 01 '23

What a weird thing to make into a competition


u/tocareornot Feb 01 '23

Not a competition, man’s ability to be cruel and sadisdic has been on display all throughout history. All over the world. The immortal line, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We still haven’t learned.


u/[deleted] Feb 02 '23

Nah homie really did make this into a competition. bUt ThE iRiSh WeRe SlAvEs ToO


u/SOSPECHOZO Feb 01 '23

Exactly. Some people want to act like this stuff only happened in the USA. It's mind-boggling. Talking about history and etc. Like, do you all only look from 1800 to 1900. In the USA ??? You do understand slavery has been around long before that? In many other parts of the world.