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Harper's Weekly, March 18, 1871

The Original Negative Stereotypes

Since its independence from France, Haiti has been vilified. In the early nineteenth century, there was widespread fear that the slave revolt would spread to other parts of the slaveholding world. After slavery was abolished in the Americas, negative stereotyping continued with cartoons such as these depicting Haitian people in a degrading way.

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Image ID: 1217542
Title: Character sketches in San Domingo and Hayti by Messrs; Marc and Louvrier; illustration in Harper's Weekly, 18 March 1871.
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: Caricatures and cartoons -- Social aspects
Haiti -- History -- 1844-1915

Keywords: Caricatures
Stereotypes - Haitian
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