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"On the Management of the Butler Estate"

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In 1828, Roswell King, Jr. was asked to contribute knowledge of "Southern Agriculture and plantation economy" to The Southern Agriculturist.

Roswell King Jr, who along with his father had managed Georgia's Butler plantations for many years, naturally didn't mention raping slaves in his article, a practice Fanny Kemble reported in her journal. He did, ironically, claim that he suppressed "brutality and licentiousness" on the plantation and controlled slaves with an "equitable distribution of rewards and punishments."

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