One of the brothers who financed the illegal slave-trading expedition in which Cudjo was forcibly brought to America. Cudjo spends his five years of enslavement working on Jim Meaher’s plantation. Although Cudjo credits Jim Meaher for treating slaves more humanely than his brothers Tim and Burns, it’s always clear that Meaher is unwilling to treat Cudjo and his brethren as humans with legitimate rights, even after the Civil War legally frees them.
Jim Meaher Character Timeline in Barracoon
The timeline below shows where the character Jim Meaher appears in Barracoon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.