“Peter Manigault and His Friends at Goose Creek"

“Peter Manigault and His Friends at Goose Creek"

“Peter Manigault and His Friends at Goose Creek ,” by George Roupell, c. 1760 (Winterthur Museum) 


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1. Compare this image with John Greenwood's, Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam (c. 1758) and images of the Tuesday Club in Annapolis . What do these images tell us about masculine sociability in the middle of the eighteenth century? In what important ways does the social behavior of men differ from image to image? 

2. Study the material objects common in these images. What is the importance of sets of wares in the eighteenth century and how do they transform elite sociability? 

3. Use the representation of blacks in these images to address the role of slaves in eighteenth-century “polite” culture. 

4. Alcohol plays a central role in these images. What might these men be drinking? Discuss the relationship between alcohol and male sociability in colonial America.

“Peter Manigault and His Friends at Goose Creek"