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The etching attempts to capture Volck's belief that Haitian people of African-decent were predisposed to an inherent violent nature. The scene depicts a ritual where an infant is sacrificed on a rock. Its head appears on a spear as a drum and tambourine are played. In the back ground, men and women are eating. One man appears to be eating a human arm.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/free-negroes-hayti (accessed June 201, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 27
Propaganda, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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