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Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867$
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Rene Hayden, Anthony E. Kaye, and Kate Masur

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607429

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469611099_Hayden

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Labor on Plantation and Farm

Labor on Plantation and Farm

(p.361) 3 Labor on Plantation and Farm
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867

René Hayden

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter looks at the types of employment former slaves occupied. With few economic resources available to them, the majority of former slaves in the rural South could only really gain an income working on a plantation or farm. They did, however, enjoy the right to be choosey about which employer to work for. Freedpeople seeking to enlarge their freedom confronted former slaveholders bent on constraining it as narrowly as possible. Employers sought to squeeze all they could from the former slaves they employed.

Keywords:   former slaves, economic resources, rural South, plantation, farm, former slaveholders, freedpeople

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