One of the brothers (the others being Jim and Burns) who financed the illegal slave-trading expedition in which Cudjo was forcibly brought to America. After the Civil War, Cudjo is sent by his fellow villagers to ask Tim Meaher for a piece of land, on which they can construct their own village. Meaher angrily rebuffs this legitimate request, saying that he doesn’t owe anything to people who were once his “property.” His response shows the strong sense of entitlement and white supremacy that characterizes America even after the Civil War is over.
Tim Meaher Quotes in Barracoon
The Barracoon quotes below are all either spoken by Tim Meaher or refer to Tim Meaher. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Amistad edition of Barracoon published in 2018.).
Chapter 8 Quotes
Cap’n jump on his feet and say, ‘Fool do you think I goin’ give you property on top of property? I tookee good keer my slaves in slavery and derefo’ I doan owe dem nothing? You doan belong to me now, why must I give you my lan’?’
Tim Meaher Character Timeline in Barracoon
The timeline below shows where the character Tim Meaher appears in Barracoon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the plantation for eleven days, after which they are given clothes and transported to Burns Meaher’s planation. In order to avoid detection, they have to spend every day hiding in the... (full context)
...example, they’ve never seen livestock used with plows. The work is grueling, and Burns and Tim Meaher are often cruel to their slaves, forcing them to work especially long hours under... (full context)