This image appeared in Edward King's The Great South, published in 1875. King's tour of the U.S. South took place in the early 1870s, after the end of slavery, but this image illustrates a sugar cane harvest that would have relied on the labor of enslaved individuals prior to the Emancipation Proclamation.


  • Title: Sugar cane plantation in Louisiana
  • Creator: J. Wells Champney
  • Date Created: c. 1875
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wish to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work.

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