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The Sugar Mill

  • The Sugar Mill

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

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, The Sugar Mill, 1667-1671, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Credits

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français, vol. 2. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667), 122.

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