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May 20, 2022  

12 Years a Slave - Chapter 15

May 20, 2022

12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

Chapter 15

Labors on sugar plantations—the mode of planting cane—of hoeing cane—cane ricks—cutting cane—description of the cane knife—winrowing—preparing for succeeding crops—description of Hawkins’ Sugar Mill on Bayou Bœuf—the Christmas holidays—the carnival season of the children of bondage—the Christmas supper—red, the favorite color—the violin, and the consolation it afforded—the Christmas dance—lively, the coquette—Sam Roberts, and his rivals—slave songs—Southern life as it is—three days in the year—the system of marriage—Uncle Abram’s contempt of matrimony