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Object Name COTTON
Catalog Number 0985.03.00231
Date 1860
Description Yellowish mass of uncombed cotton. Paper label "56" attached to one side.
Material cotton
Made unidentified slaves from Georgia
Provenance The cotton is a sample of Nankeen cotton grown in Georgia in 1860.

"Nankeen Cotton. Grown in Georgia in 1860. Nankeen cotton was the crop the negroes planted in their own 'patches'. They were not allowed to plant white cotton because of the temptation to add to their own crop from the masters. Nankeen cotton sold for a higher price than white cotton." (object note)
People unidentified slaves
unidentified African Americans
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery