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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

Hardening Conditions

The slavery system hardened during the nineteenth century. Manumission was forbidden in some states, and in others, enslaved men and women were offered their freedom only on the condition that they leave the country.

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Image ID: 497480
Title: [Picking cotton.]
Source: Stereograph collection.
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African Americans
African American women
Cotton pickers -- United States
Cotton plantations

Keywords: Cotton
Emigration
Slavery
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