Freed Slaves Work for the Federal Army, 1862

Description

This illustration, not based on an eyewitness drawing, is supposed to portray escaped Southern slaves working on Union army fortifications in Port Royal, South Carolina; it illustrates a brief article (p. 22) which lauds the work of these slaves and stresses that the whip is not needed to induce them to work

Source

Le Monde Illustré; (Paris),Vol. 10 (1862), p. 10

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

monde2

Spatial Coverage

North America--South Carolina

Citation

"Freed Slaves Work for the Federal Army, 1862", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 9, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/791
This illustration, not based on an eyewitness drawing, is supposed to portray escaped Southern slaves working on Union army fortifications in Port Royal, South Carolina; it illustrates a brief article (p. 22) which lauds the work of these slaves and stresses that the whip is not needed to induce them to work
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