Slaves Working on a Plantation

Description

This illustration seems to have been duplicated from another, unidentified source. It is also an artistic rendition of plantation slavery. In the foreground, one man is cutting cane, another is weeding the fields with a hoe (the two activities do not occur concurrently in reality); a woman is kneeling tying the cane stalks into a bundle. A white overseer with a whip in hand is looking on while in the background another white is whipping an enslaved person. The location is not identified, but it is a tropical or semi-tropical scene, perhaps in the British or French West Indies. The illustration accompanies a discussion of slavery in the colonies in the 1780s, but does not seem to be directly related to what is discussed in the text.

Source

Edmund Ollier, Cassell's History of the United States (London, 1874-77), Vol. 2, p. 493.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

cass3

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean

Citation

"Slaves Working on a Plantation", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 12, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1037
This illustration seems to have been duplicated from another, unidentified source. It is also an artistic rendition of plantation slavery. In the foreground, one man is cutting cane, another is weeding the fields with a hoe (the two activities do not occur concurrently in reality); a woman is kneeling tying the cane stalks into a bundle. A white overseer with a whip in hand is looking on while in the background another white is whipping an enslaved person. The location is not identified, but it is a tropical or semi-tropical scene, perhaps in the British or French West Indies. The illustration accompanies a discussion of slavery in the colonies in the 1780s, but does not seem to be directly related to what is discussed in the text.
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