This illustration of a thatched roof hut has two enslave people out front doing chores. Hazard explained "the house itself was a substantial wooden building in the usual fashion of the country, with several rooms, the main one being filled with quite a number of women of all ages, busying themselves by candlelight in shelling the native white and read bean" (p. 368). Samuel Hazard (1834-1876) was an American publisher and bookseller from Pennsylvania, who collected engravings and prints. After joining the union army, he rose through the ranks as brevet major until he resigned on surgeon's certificate of disability in 1865. After, he traveled to Cuba and Santo Domingo as a correspondent of the Philadelphia Press during protracted conflict related to the decolonization of the Spanish Caribbean. See image Hazard3.
Samuel Hazard, Santo Domingo, past and present, with a glance at Hayti (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1873), facing p. 368.
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"Negro Habitations", 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/1364