Paul Revere (1734—1818)

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Silver; 21.9 x 18.4 x 13 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Copper and wood.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Silver; H: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in), Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

Engraving and print by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Full title: A View of Part of the Town of Boston in New-England and Brittish Ships of War Landing Their Troops! 1768

engraving by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Print. Copied from an engraving by

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Used in the trial of eight British soldiers who were prosecuted in November 1770; six were acquitted.

Engraving by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Engraved print; 13.4 x 11 cm (5 1/4 x 4 5/16 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

Monticello was a working plantation, and Jefferson was eager to make it pay. His slaves may have been members of his family, but they were units of production as well. Everywhere on his plantation he sought to eliminate pockets of idleness. If a slave was too old or too sick to work in the fields, he or she was put to tending the vegetable gardens or to cooking in the quarters. When one of his former head men named Nace became ill, Jefferson ordered that he be entirely kept from labour until he recovers; nevertheless, Nace was to spend his days indoors shelling corn or making shoes or baskets. Jefferson was willing to prescribe lighter work for women who were pregnant or raising infant children because they were actually breeding more property; thus, said Jefferson, a child raised every 2 years is of more profit than the crop of the best laboring man. This is one of the times, he said, when providence has made our interest and our duties coincide perfectly.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)