Slaves who ran away from their masters and were re-captured suffered terrible punishments. Details
Program: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
Slaves who ran away from their masters and were re-captured suffered terrible punishments. A severe beating was the most common form of discipline, usually administered with a bull whip or a wooden paddle. The offender would be hung by the hands or staked to the ground and every slave on the plantation would be forced to watch the whipping to deter them from running away.• Visit the Punishment webpage
Premiere Date: 02/05/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
Underground Railroad: The William Still Story is made possible by CN Railway, the Rogers Cable Network, Canada Media Fund, The Rogers Documentary Fund, and by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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