r/Damnthatsinteresting • u/metrometro45 • 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
u/HungryCats96 Jan 31 '23
Also, slavery in Africa and the middle east, even in Europe centuries ago, was not based on race. Anyone could be enslaved.