This series delves into the aspect of time, space, and the unseen. Referred to as “time consciousness,” plantation capitalism was based on slave labor, a non-wage economic system that did not consider time or space but only the rhythm of each day from sunup to sundown and an enslaved person’s life from birth to death.
For enslaved people owning pocket watches or clocks to keep time was not allowed. Most of the antebellum plantation masters or overseers used a bell as means to communicate with the enslaved workers that it was time to work
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