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Slave Cabin to Smithsonian

Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina, had a robust slave population before the Civil War for picking the plantation’s Sea Island cotton. Not much evidence of the slaves’ daily toil exists today, though, except for a few one-story, dilapidated cabins–the last physical reminders of the brutal and degrading living conditions of the enslaved, as well as an emblem of the strength and endurance of the nearly four million Americans living in bondage by the time of the war.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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