Product images of Planting the sugar cane
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Planting the sugar cane
The men and women appear to be working contentedly on the plantation, while the overseers look on. The image shows nothing of the strict discipline, terrible cruelty and back-breaking work that were the reality of plantation life. The profits made from the sugar trade were enormous.
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- Image reference: F5885
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund