Plantation Driver, Jamaica, 1840s


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This record was last updated on 02 Mar 2012

Image Reference
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Source
James M. Phillippo, Jamaica: its past and present state (London, 1843), p. 120.

Comments
Captioned, "Planter, attended by Negro driver," shows the latter holding the whip that was the ubiquitous symbol of authority. The author, a Baptist missionary, had resided in Jamaica since 1823; although this scene is post-emancipation it is evocative of the later slave period (which ended in 1834-38).