Sugar Cane Harvest, Jamaica, 1820s


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This record was last updated on 01 Jun 2016

Image Reference
NW0055

Source
H. T. De La Beche, Notes on the Present Condition of the Negroes in Jamaica (London, 1825), frontspiece. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Caption, "Jamaica Negroes Cutting Cane in their Working Dresses." Men and women in "first gang" cutting cane; supervised by a black driver with his staff.