Practical Rules for the Management and Medical Treatment of Negro
Slaves in the Sugar Colonies, London, 1803:
THIS term embraces two meanings, the one, more comprehensive, includes
the rules which direct the conduct of one, in subjection to another;
the other, the punishment annexed to the breach of these rules.
Discipline is, therefore, either directive, or corrective; but as they
have a natural relation, I shall here consider them together.
A slave being a dependant agent, must necessarily move by the will of
another, which is incessantly exerted to control his own: hence the
necessity of terror to coerce his obedience.
It is, therefore, by the gross operation of fear, or the dread of
punishment, that negroes are wrought upon to action; for love doth
little, and shame less, and to produce that effect, a system of
remuneration alone is inadequate, for the reward must be ever
incommensurate to the service, where labour is misery, and rest,
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