'A Rough, Saucy Set of Hands to Manage': Slave Resistance in Arkansas
An essay on slave resistance in nineteenth century Arkansas is presented. It comments on various forms of resistance, including feigning sickness, partaking in illicit trade, and committing acts of violence against masters. The author considers running away, noting that it could be used as a form of protest against mistreatment. Punishments that slaves faced, including whippings, are also considered, and slaves' religious and spiritual lives are explored.
Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Jones, Kelly Houston. 2012. “‘A Rough, Saucy Set of Hands to Manage’: Slave Resistance in Arkansas.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 71 (1): 1–21.