Negroes Driven South by the Rebel Officers

Description

This scene depicts the common practice of moving slaves farther South to avoid adhering to the Emancipation Proclamation. These slaves lived in Leesburg, Virginia, and were driven by Confederate soldiers. To minimize the loss of profit, masters chained their slaves together during the long journey. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.

Source

Harper's Weekly (November 8, 1862), p.713.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

HW0015

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Negroes Driven South by the Rebel Officers", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 2, 2023, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1904
This scene depicts the common practice of moving slaves farther South to avoid adhering to the Emancipation Proclamation. These slaves lived in Leesburg, Virginia, and were driven by Confederate soldiers. To minimize the loss of profit, masters chained their slaves together during the long journey. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
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