Cutting canes

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Title

Cutting canes

Description

Weeding the young canes succeeds planting when the cane is about twenty inches in height. Cutting canes, in general, commences in January in which the Negro seizes the cane by the top and cuts off the upper joints to plant for the next crop; he then cuts down the remaining stem close to the ground. Another Negro carries the cane to the cart, which is always in waiting to convey them to the mill.

Subject

Sugar; Sugar Industry; Slavery; Labourers

Identifier

D0004177

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Print

Citation

“Cutting canes,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed January 28, 2021, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/2536.