Documenting the American South Logo
Collections >> North American Slave Narratives, First-Person Narratives >> Document Menu >> Page 58a
Austin Steward, 1794-1860
Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West.
Rochester, N.Y.: William Alling, 1857.

"Instantly Williams sprang and caught him by the throat and held him writhing in his vise-like grasp, until he succeeded in getting possession of the cow-hide, with which he gave the overseer such a flogging as slaves seldom got."
page 58.

Page 58a


  • African American slaves--Punishment & torture.
  • Drawings.