How to Maintain 'Negroes' on Plantations


This document is an extract from an article in the Gentleman's Magazine entitled 'A History of Sugar Cane'. After discussing how sugar is made, it goes on to enlighten the reader about the characteristics of 'Negroes', their various (supposed) dispositions, and their dietary needs. Stereotypical ideas about people from different regions of Africa appear to have already emerged.

Gentleman's Magazine, October 1764, p.487

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