From: Jonathan Heller
Time: 12:42:22 AM
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
How are slaves portrayed in these illustrations? What effect has slavery had on them?
Slaves in these illustrations are portrayed as almost nothing. The illustrations can show how even free blacks are basically treated as slaves. This is evident in the second portrait where it shows a slave being let free and immediately put back into cuffs. Other illustrations show people beating up slaves. Slavery had massive emotional and physical effects on the slaves. Many of the word bubbles basically explain that the slaves with kids feared for their lives. People want to escape due to the excessive torturing. Many tried to escape but were brought back from the north.
How are slaveholders portrayed? What effect has slavery had on them?
Slaveholders are portrayed in this as people who treat their property as only property. They are shown as inhuman evil people who donít treat slaves as people. They show them giving the slaves no breaks. As shown in the lower corner, they are not paid, they are not given good materials to work with and they are not given clothes. They are also shown as property when shown branding their slaves. Slavery made slaveholders very wealthy as they could have a lot of workers and not have to pay for them. This portrayal probably made slaveholders very upset as it made them look evil.