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Unformatted text preview: gained the love and affection of their men by their well-tried courage, their abilities, and their solicitude for the comfort of those who served under them” (9). Several captains justified flogging the whole ship’s company in a futile attempt to encourage discipline, but it tended to have adverse effects. Flogging, in general, “had a degrading effect all around… it broke the heart of a good man [and]… rendered a bad one only callous” (18). Good leaders were able to motivate their ship’s company to work with skill and precision without the threat of a dozen lashes. Word count: 194...
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- Spring '10
- Calculus, Skill, harsh punishments, Captain Nelson, Katie Davidson