Sugar Cane Worker, Cuba, 1853
Harper's New Monthly Magazine (January 1853), vol. 6, p. 169. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)
Merely captioned A Field Negro, this sketch accompanies an article, Three Weeks in Cuba, by an artist (pp. 161-175). Descriptions of the island's black population are racist and ethnocentric, the illustration here depicts that men work naked in the fields, except coarse linen pantaloons . . . . The whole race in Cuba are less intellectual in appearance than those of the United States where the African blood has a large portion of European alloy (p. 169).
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