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"The Sugar Mill"

This depiction of a sugar plantation in Saint Domingue emphasizes the grinding mill and refining vats. An overseer with a gun supervises the slave labor. By 1789 Saint Domingue excelled at sugar production, outpacing other French colonies and the British alike.

Source: Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français, 4 vols. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667).