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

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 September 27, 2022, 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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