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The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Lucy Bending

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book presents a study of the ways in which concepts of pain were treated across a broad range of late Victorian writing, placing literary texts alongside sermons, ... More


The Pleasures and Pains of Flogging

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This final chapter revisits the subject of the first: the relationship of inflicted pain to punishment. It deals more fully with the question of class ... More


Chapter One: Te Ara's Scars

Geoffrey Sanborn

in Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751693
eISBN:
9780199894819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751693.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, World Literature

Chapter One reconstructs the life history of Te Ara, a Maori chief who led a massacre of the crew and passengers of the British ship Boyd in 1809 in retaliation for having been whipped by the ship's ... More


Melville's Fraternal Melancholies

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Herman Melville pursues a theme recurrent throughout his fiction: that of the suffering of politically, socially, and emotionally vulnerable white men. In White-Jacket, or The ... More


Flog

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0019
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

In the fall of 2006 a typical American couple named Jim and Laura drove an RV from Nevada to Georgia, blogging about their encounters with Wal-Mart employees and customers. Because Wal-Mart was one ... More


[Page 250] Chapter XVIII.

Solomon Northup

in Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869437
eISBN:
9781469602806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869444_northup.21
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Wiley suffered severely at the hands of Master Epps, but in this respect he fared no worse than his unfortunate companions. “Spare the rod,” was an idea scouted by our ... More


Cruel and Usual Punishments

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the disciplinary experiences of Florida convicts during the first third of the twentieth century, with particular attention to the murders of Martin Tabert in 1923 and Arthur ... More


Naked and Hot as If She Were Stripped in the Sun: Marked Tree, Arkansas

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of the 1936 flogging of Willie Sue Blagden, a white, middle-class supporter of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) who became a target of antiunion violence when she ... More


Prison and Punishment

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the punishment of criminals in Liverpool during the nineteenth century. It explains that early prisons were not aimed at reforming or even punishing criminals and ... More


The Sublime Abject of Democracy: Melville’s “Floating Imperium”

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Herman Melville’s White-Jacket’s, a novel that describes the loss of democratic rights within the Neversink’s martial structure and reveals the bizarre and repugnant excesses ... More


Front Lines and Status Lines: The Follower Ranks of the Indian Army

Radhika Singha

in The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

.Over 1897-1902, the Tirah campaign, the South African war and the China expedition made it necessary to re-organise the standing non-combatant units of the Indian Army. The contention was that the ... More


How Were Thralls Identified?

Stefan Brink

in Thraldom: A History of Slavery in the Viking Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197532355
eISBN:
9780197532386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532355.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

We have not so much in the sources that can highlight how slaves were branded and marked out as being slaves. A unique legal clause in a Danish law, together with some other indications, show us that ... More


Introduction

R. Keith Schoppa

in The New Oxford World History: A World History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190497354
eISBN:
9780197571958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497354.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introduces the book’s main issues via a historical vignette of German imperialism in Southwest Africa from the 1890s to 1908. The German strategy was to seize the land of the most powerful ... More


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