Uncle Tom's Cabin Web Experience
By Sophia Mapes and Jessica Bradee
The relationship between whites and black slaves during the 1850's showed an overall domination of the white population over black slaves through harsh punishments, strict rules, lack of care, and sharp authority.
In the image below, the slave is sitting on the floor begging on his knees while the white woman proceeds to disrespect him by showing no interest whatsoever.
In this image, the slave is portrayed as a weak beggar, needing something from their white superior, who again seems uninterested in the slave's problems
This image shows a model of the neighborhood in which Uncle Tom's Cabin is in. His cabin is much smaller in relation to the white families' mansions, which also shows inferiority of the black population.
The black children in this image are being thrown out of the white man's home, showing that the white man shows no regard for the children's safety nor well-being.
The event portrayed below shows the auctioning of black slaves, which shows that the white men of society in the 1850's don't see them as humans; they see them as property.
Author's Opinion: Sophia Mapes
Blacks were seen as lesser compared to their white superiors. They were treated extremely disrespectfully: ignored, thrown, verbally punished, whipped, punched, and forced to do unwanted actions. They were seen as "things" with no feelings. What shocked me most is that slaves were treated so poorly and had no rights whatsoever to the point they were basically treated like trash.
Author's Opinion: Jessica Bradee
Subtle ideas that have been included in each of the pictures includes the idea of no regard for people of color as actual human beings. They were not treated with any respect and had no one to look after them besides their family members. What surprised me the most was the cruelty of the white slave owners.