Manioc Preparation, French West Indies, 18th cent.

Description

Shows enslaved men and women engaged in various phases of preparing manioc flour, including grating and scraping the plant and sifting the flour. Top, center, a woman is baking cassava bread on a griddle, and bottom right shows the press that compresses the flour in bags. See also Astley002 on this website.

Source

Jean Baptiste Labat, Nouveau voyage aux isles de l'Amerique (Paris, 1742), Vol. 1, following p. 396. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Labat001

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean

Citation

"Manioc Preparation, French West Indies, 18th cent. ", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 13, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1031
Shows enslaved men and women engaged in various phases of preparing manioc flour, including grating and scraping the plant and sifting the flour. Top, center, a woman is baking cassava bread on a griddle, and bottom right shows the press that compresses the flour in bags. See also Astley002 on this website.
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