In Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America, Saidiya Hartman writes that "nineteenth-century observers" of a coffle
of enslaved people described that coffle
(in its formation and its movement/passage) as "a domestic middle passage.
The slave coffle
behind him stopped its shuffling as chicken eater failed to spear his choice.
The narrator of "Heartland" connects physical decay to a widespread environmental and moral corrosion: the rat-infested, disease-smeared dungeons ringed with chains, the lifeless and desolate plain near the slave fort, the narrator's prison-like room "three short paces" long (14), the pervasive smell of the slave coffle
, the governor's illness and death, the soldier Lewis's increasing degeneration and drunkenness, a fort official's terrible scarring and sexual abuse of the African girl, and the beating suffered by the narrator.
Number by painful number you inch on like a coffle
of slaves being sold down the river.
The seeds was ground to a fine a powder, using the coffle
mill attachment of a Moulinex domestic food bender and the powder was kept in a desiccators for later use in stock solutions.
The slave had been condemned to death for leading an uprising of a coffle
, a group of chained slaves, in 1829 Kentucky.
26) The scars of this horror become a sign for all of the nightmare "out there": when the slaves with whom she has escaped from a coffle
"spoke around the campfire.
Saturday - Group A: M Moorhouse, M Kay, E Heads, N Fisher, N Coffle
, E Dean, J Lawson, P Carlin, J Phillipson, E Hind.
The slave trade is also explored through a selection of sometimes harrowing photographs: a coffle
chain with shackles, the Cape Coast dungeon doors in Ghana, and a slave branding iron.
Mary Kemp Davis points out that two slave women actually figured in the escape from the coffle
, one the model for Dessa, who helped lead the revolt, and the other a woman who helped a wounded white man escape to raise an alarm and thus proved a traitor to her fellow slaves by aiding their recapture (p.
In Part III, a year after he helped Washington escape to Canada, Listwell happens upon Washington again, this time in a slave coffle
A pregnant black woman helped to lead an uprising on a coffle