The Sugar Mill

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Title

The Sugar Mill

Description

This depiction of a sugar plantation in Saint Domingue emphasizes the grinding mill and refining vats. An overseer with a gun supervises the slave labor. By 1789 Saint Domingue excelled at sugar production, outpacing other French colonies and the British alike.

Creator

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1667-1671

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/222/|Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, <em>Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français</em>, vol. 2. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667), 122.

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

222

Original Format

Illustration

Title (French)

Sucrerie

Citation

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, “The Sugar Mill,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 11, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/226.