Slave Quarters, Sugar Plantation, Martinique, 1826

Description

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).

Source

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)"

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0309

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Martinique

Citation

"Slave Quarters, Sugar Plantation, Martinique, 1826", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/386
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).
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