Race and Erasure: Sara Baartman and Hendrik Cesars in Cape Town and London

  title={Race and Erasure: Sara Baartman and Hendrik Cesars in Cape Town and London},
  author={Pamela F. Scully and Clifton C. Crais},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={301 - 323}
h^ rom the fall of 1810 until April 1811, Sara Baartman, a Khoekhoe woman from the Cape Colony, appeared on stage in London. For two shillings, m people entered 225 Piccadilly and watched Sara Baartman walk onto a stage, sing a song, and turn around. The spectators could even poke her with their walking sticks. In September and October 1810, the showman was Hendrik Cesars, a man from Cape Town. He displayed Baartman as "the Hottentot Venus," a marvel of nature, if a freakish one, whose large… 

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