Sugar Cane Worker, Cuba, 1853

Description

Merely captioned A Field Negro, this sketch accompanies an article, Three Weeks in Cuba, by an artist (pp. 161-175). Descriptions of the island's black population are racist and ethnocentric, the illustration here depicts that men work naked in the fields, except coarse linen pantaloons . . . . The whole race in Cuba are less intellectual in appearance than those of the United States where the African blood has a large portion of European alloy (p. 169).

Source

Harper's New Monthly Magazine (January 1853), vol. 6, p. 169. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Date Created

1853

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

pg169

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Cuba

Citation

"Sugar Cane Worker, Cuba, 1853", 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/3117
Merely captioned A Field Negro, this sketch accompanies an article, Three Weeks in Cuba, by an artist (pp. 161-175). Descriptions of the island's black population are racist and ethnocentric, the illustration here depicts that men work naked in the fields, except coarse linen pantaloons . . . . The whole race in Cuba are less intellectual in appearance than those of the United States where the African blood has a large portion of European alloy (p. 169).
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