At the time that this picture was taken, Antigua was under British Colonial rule. Its very existence proves that the British were content to let their subjects live in abject squalor, document it and send it back for filing.
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION: Esemono, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.