Contract for Chinese Worker (from Slave to Freedom)
A contract which traces the complete history of the slave to his freedom. In the last paragraph of page 2 it states “I the owner of this property (slave) give set him “free” and return this contract to him.” The use of the word “free” on a Macao contract is an early example of the notion of slavery – freedom. Signed twice by the slave, once on the main page, once on the Chinese page.
An eclectic assemblage of objects coving a wide range of human history.