The innkeeper in the final portion of part one, for example, notes that during harvest time, after a hard day's labor, the illiterate fieldhands
gather at the inn to listen to someone read a story or a chapter of a book to them.
The soldier relays this information to thousands of fieldhands, who rejoice until their overseer, Mr.
It takes a dead black American soldier to inform the passive fieldhands that Uncle Tom is dead.
62) In John D'Arms's discussion of slaves who worked as food and wine servers, he asserts that, despite the gratifications such slaves would have of wearing nicer clothes or of eating higher-quality food than fieldhands
, their proximity to the master also meant they were watched more closely and were more readily abused.
However far away they might have been, fieldhands could not avoid seeing the plantation house, could not forget that it dictated their destiny.
Gisele Pineau's portrayal of fieldhands in La Grande Drive des Esprits, set in the twentieth century, points to the enduring model of labor division in Guadeloupe.
White southerners perceive black people as "dirt" in all its diverse forms, and desire nothing more than to remain ignorant of the humanity of their African American counterparts--the maids, fieldhands
, and sharecroppers who clean or cultivate dirt for the gain of whites, but who have deep desires of their own.
However, there was a pattern to people's narratives describing how their "knowledge" had been valued but they had been mistreated, underpaid, and treated as fieldhands
In the first station of the poem, the sight of the "processional stooping through turf" of the fieldhands
conjures an image of the great hunger.
Those who thought, in the beginning, that it was too respectable, and those who thought it was too radical; the young people who didn't want to wait another minute, and the old ones who had waited for 81 and 82 and 94 years; the smooth operators from New York and Chicago and the fieldhands
from Mississippi; the church women from Atlanta and the gay crowd from Harlem: For a moment in time they were one.
, since the late seventeenth century, had become almost exclusively blacks legally bound to lifelong chattel slave status.
So few flocks of fieldhands
absconded to safe retreat and sanctuary in adjacent forest (a mere paucity of bold rebels amid thousands of cowed sheep), their absence was hardly noticed.
I cannot think that the payment of fieldhands
by shares of the crop, however liberal, is consistent .
Young Israelis no longer look up to the construction workers and fieldhands
whose sweat greased the wheels of the Zionist revolution in the thirties and forties, much less wish to follow in their footsteps.
Some roles continued to distort the image of Blacks more than even the stereotypical servants and fieldhands
, and the ones that might have been good roles for Black actresses were played by Whites in black makeup.