Their dealings with him, the oil men insist, are solely concerned with oil. Woodruff, until his recent retirement, a British Government agent in the Nafud Desert area, has hazarded a guess. Create a sense of personal inferiority, so that slaves "know their place. Brutality[ edit ] According to historians David Brion Davis and Eugene Genovese , treatment of slaves was harsh and inhumane. Her slender body arched violently, trying to wrench free from the heavy chains that bound her to the marble column. The whippings are always carried out by the darkest-skinned of Suleiman's castrates. Wives and concubines are treated with only the usual brutality. He made that nigger wear the bell a year and took it off on Christmas for a present to him. The whipping-hall itself is an impressive pleasure domea large structure with high, vaulted ceilings built of white granite brought from the Jabal Shammar quarries. Their host signaled the eunuchs. Casks of brine and even acid stand near the endless racks of whips. Slaves were prohibited from leaving their owner's plantation without permission. Slave-owners would sometimes also seek healing from such methods in times of ill health. By Derek Henderson-Hume Reprinted from Rage, January As rawhide thongs slice agonizingly into the soft creamy-smooth flesh of tied-up girls, the sadistic sheik whips himself into a whirlwind of lust that cannot be satisfied by the most extravagant sex excesses - but only by more and more torture until finally, a screaming, pleading, writhing, bleeding beauty actually dies, right before his eyes, under the merciless blows of the cruel lash Byrd, a dual system of medical care provided poorer care for slaves throughout the South, and slaves were excluded from formal medical training. Let us have the reaming women kept within the room to witness the fate of their sisters. After slaves were whipped, overseers might order their wounds be burst and rubbed with turpentine and red pepper.