Sugar Plantation, Louisiana, 1873-74

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Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 83 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Shows the reaping of the sugar cane; black fieldworkers, white overseer. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874; the latter describes this plantation on pp. 82-83. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.