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An escaped slave named Peter showing his scarred back at a medical examination in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, By the time he made it to a Union encampment in Baton Rouge in March , Peter had been through hell. Bloodhounds had chased him. He had been pursued for miles, had run barefoot through creeks and across fields. He had survived, if barely.
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The treatment of slaves in the United States varied by time and place, but was generally brutal and degrading. Whipping and sexual abuse, including rape, were common. Teaching slaves to read was discouraged or depending upon the State prohibited, so as to hinder aspirations for escape or rebellion. In response to slave rebellions such as the Haitian Revolution , the German Coast Uprising , a failed uprising in organized by Denmark Vesey , and Nat Turner's slave rebellion in , some states prohibited slaves from holding religious gatherings without a white person present, for fear that such meetings could facilitate communication and lead to rebellion. Punishment was most often meted out in response to disobedience or perceived infractions, but masters or overseers sometimes abused slaves to assert dominance.
Egyptian God Osirus with crook and flail T he origins of the whip cannot be easily traced back to any single place or time. Almost every primitive culture that domesticated herd animals developed a whip of some type. Construction techniques varied, depending on culture, geographic location, materials at hand, and specific use for the whip, and ranged from woven grasses to herd cattle in Africa, seal skin to drive Innuit sled dogs across Alaska and Canada, the dried stingray tail in Southeast Asia, to human bone and skin for frightening spirits in Tibetan Bon Shamanism rituals. Whips were used as status symbols in Ancient Egypt, and many bas relief carvings and sarcophagi sculptures of the Pharaohs depict the ruler holding the authoritarian icon of the flail in one hand, and the nurturing crook in the other.