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From Smithsonian Institute:
“Leaving the Fields” by Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries)
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/definitive-story-national-museum-african-american-history-culture-came-be-180960125/#PkhlIveiQPg1l1KU.99
Hopefully she got a taste of freedom before her life was over.
field hand? or slave?
Elderly? She was probably in her twenties…
I am kind of morbidly curious about the cotton growing process. What exactly made it such hard work? Is it so much work to grow it that people can work on those fields for an entie year?
Not trying to be a dick, just genuinely curious.