Slave Quarters, Sugar Plantation, Martinique, 1826
Caption, Case de Negres (cabin/hut of blacks); thatched roofs are made from cane leaves (paille de canne). The author briefly describes life in the slave quarters when the enslaved are not at work; each household/family has its own dwelling, furnished according to the wealth of the inhabitants; also comments on the gardens, small livestock and poultry, and house construction etc. (pp. 25-26).
Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amèriques...(Paris, 1836), facing p. 19, fig. 1. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)"
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