Female Negro Slave, with a weight chained to her ankle

This print of a ‘Female Negro Slave, With A Weight chained to her Ankle’ is from J.G. Steadman’s Narrative of a Five year Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, 1772 – 1777. The account and accompanying illustrations showed what happened to captured rebels in the Dutch colony of Surinam in South America. It describes the brutal repression of a major rebellion by the enslaved against inhumane conditions, including the punishments and restraints illustrated in this image.

Issues : An oppressive image with female nudity

© National Museums Liverpool

Accession reference: National Museums Liverpool, Maritime Collection MMM 1997.105.1