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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

picture of riot
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Alfred Rondier.
Santa Cruz: Scenes and Incidents of the Recent Insurrection and Incediarism of the Negroes of the Island.
New York: Frank Leslie, 1878.

After emancipation in 1848, former slaves who worked on plantations received a fixed wage set by a Labor Act. That act was repealed in 1878, triggering a riot on St. Croix.

Image no. 2004-242-3

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