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Percival Everett’s The Book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson of Roanoke, VA, 1843, Annotated From the Library of John C. Calhoun, is poetry within the harsh confines of a mock historical document—a guidebook for the American slave owner. The collection features lists of instructions for buying, training, and punishing, equations for calculating present and future profits, and handwritten annotations affirming the brutal contents. The Book of Training lays bare the mechanics of the peculiar institution of slavery and challenges readers to place themselves in the uncomfortable vantage point of those who have bought and enslaved human beings.

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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Cover Page
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  1. 01_Halftitle
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  1. Introduction
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  1. The Slave
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  1. Title Page
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  1. What to Look for When Buying a Nigger
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  1. The Trainer
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  1. Working Conditions
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  1. Principles of Lashing
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  1. Qualities Developed from Lashing
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  1. The Slave
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  1. Creating the Program
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  1. What to Look for When Buying a Nigger
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  1. Work
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  1. The Trainer
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  1. Engagement
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. Principles of Lashing
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  1. Qualities Developed from Lashing
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  1. Creating the Program
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597096294
Related ISBN
9781597096287
MARC Record
OCLC
1128797513
Pages
40
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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