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Cutting Canes part 00

Cutting Canes part 00

Author: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 8

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

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Accompanying text to a plate taken from 'West India Scenery' by Richard Bridgens. The plate depicts the harvesting of the sugar canes on a plantation in Trinidad. The sugar canes took about 12 months to reach maturity and harvesting usually took place in January. Gangs of enslaved men, women and children were forced to work long hours in the fields to cultivate these crops.

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