Freak shows in the 19th century essay

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Freak shows in the 19th century essay

Life[ edit ] Sara Baartman, called "Saartjie" the diminutive formwas born in the s likely in the Camdeboo valley in the eastern part of the Cape Colony. It is commonly thought she was born in the Gamtoos valley, but she only moved there with her family years after her birth.

Sara Baartman spent four years on stage in England and Ireland. Early on, her treatment on the Piccadilly stage caught the attention of British abolitionists, who argued that her performance was indecent and that she was being forced to perform against her will. Ultimately, the court ruled in favour of her exhibition after Dunlop produced a contract made between himself and Baartman.

Freak shows in the 19th century essay

It is doubtful that this contract was valid: Baartman also moved to Manchesterwhere she was baptized as Sarah Bartmann.

He sold her to an animal trainer, S.

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Reaux, who made her amuse onlookers who frequented the Palais-Royal. Georges Cuvierfounder and professor of comparative anatomy at the Museum of Natural Historyexamined Baartman as he searched for proof of a so-called missing link between animals and human beings.

Baartman's body was exploited for scientific racism. After her death, Cuvier dissected her body, and displayed her remains. For more than a century and a half, visitors to the Museum of Man in Paris could view her brain, skeleton and genitalia as well as a plaster cast of her body.

Her birth name is unknown. She went through puberty rites, and kept the small tortoise shell necklace, probably given to her by her mother, until her death in France. In the s, a free black the Cape designation for individuals of enslaved descent trader named Peter Cesars met her and encouraged her to move to Cape Town, which had recently come under British control.

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Records do not show whether she was made to leave, or went willingly, or was sent by her family to Cesars. She lived in Cape Town for at least two years working in households as a washerwoman and a nursemaid, first for Peter Cesars, then in the house of a Dutch man in Cape Town.

She moved finally to be a wet-nurse in the household of Peter Cesars' brother, Hendrik Cesars, outside of Cape Town in present day Woodstock. As someone of Khoisan descent she could not be formally enslaved[ citation needed ], but probably lived in conditions similar to slaves in Cape Town. There is evidence that she had two children, though both died as babies.

Dunlop persisted and Sara Baartman said she would only go if Hendrik Cesars came too. He also refused, but became ever more in debt in part because of unfavorable lending terms because of his status as free black.

Finally, in he agreed to go to England to make money through putting Baartman on stage. The party left for London in It is unknown if Baartman went willingly or was forced, but she was in no position to refuse even if she chose to do so.

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According to an English law report of 26 Novemberan affidavit supplied to the Court of King's Bench from a "Mr. Bullock of Liverpool Museum" stated: Alexander Dunlop, who, he believed, was a surgeon in the army, came to him sell the skin of a Camelopard, which he had brought from the Cape of Good Hope Some time after, Mr.

Dunlop again called on Mr.82 Comments.

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