Barbados Slaves, 1818

This 1818 etching shows some interesting elements of slave culture despite the harsh expectations of life as a slave which are also depicted. Conditions had improved slightly since the abolition of the Slave Trade restricted the flow of a replacement workforce and forced managers to take better care of their human resource. But, life was still unbelievably harsh.

Image courtesy of National Maritime Museum



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by Stephen Luscombe