CHAPTER IV - 15 pts
- Why is Mr. Austin Gore a “first-rate overseer”? What is the irony of this description of him? What is ironic about his name?
- What reason does Mr. Gore give for killing Demby the slave?
- What other examples does Frederick give of his statement “that killing a slave, or any colored person,... is not treated as
- a crime, either by the courts or the community” (p. 41)?
- Maxim laid down by slaveholders: “It is better that a dozen slaves suffer under the lash, than that the overseer should be convicted, in the presence of the slaves, of having been at fault” (p. 38).
- “To be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished” (pp. 38-39).
- “He dealt sparingly with his words, and bountifully with his whip, never using the former where the latter would answer as well” (p. 39).