cultivation, Antigua, West Indies, 1823.
|From William Clark,
Ten Views In the Island of Antigua, in Which are Represented the Process of
Sugar Making.... From Drawings Made by William Clark, During a Residence of
Three Years in the West Indies (London,1823). (Also published in Ladies'
Society for Promoting the Early Education of Negro Children [London, ca.
1833]; image shown here is taken from a copy in the John Carter Brown Library
at Brown University).
"Holeing a Cane-Piece, on Weatherell's Estate," shows first gang of
slave men and women performing the most common method of preparing fields for
the planting of sugar cane. A black
foreman is surpervising the work.