Sugar Plantation, Louisiana, 1873-74

Description

Shows the reaping of the sugar cane; black fieldworkers, white overseer. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874; the latter describes this plantation on pp. 82-83. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.

Source

Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 83 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

Chamney, J. Wells

Date Created

1873-1874

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

King02

Spatial Coverage

North America--Louisiana

Citation

"Sugar Plantation, Louisiana, 1873-74", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2893
Shows the reaping of the sugar cane; black fieldworkers, white overseer. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874; the latter describes this plantation on pp. 82-83. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.
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