Collar and Chain to Prevent Escape, Brazil, 1846

Source

Thomas Ewbank, Life in Brazil (New York, 1856), p. 277. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Description

While waiting for [an acquaintance] . . . a dozen at least of butcher's slaves went past in the course of an hour with crushing loads of fresh-killed beef. . . . One poor fellow had a collar, and a chain extending from it to an ankle . . . . Other slaves went by, awfully crippled in their feet and legs; among them two women, lame with elephantiasis . . . .The right leg of one was really almost as large as her waist (Ewbank, p. 277). The author spent about seven months in Brazil in 1846.

Date Created

1846

Language

English

Rights

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Identifier

ewbank2
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