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The Voyage of the Slave Ship HareA Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina$
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Sean M. Kelley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627687

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.001.0001

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Town and Country

Town and Country

(p.145) Chapter Seven Town and Country
The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

Sean M. Kelley

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the slaveholdings on which the Hare captives lived. About one-fifth of the captives would up living in or near Charles Town, working as domestic servants and in the city’s taverns and artisan shops. Charles Town had a large African population, so these captives likely experienced frequent contact with men and women of similar background. Most of the Hare captives, however, wound up on rice and indigo plantations to the north and south of Charles Town. Here they entered slave communities of differing sizes, though they were afforded a great deal of autonomy and considerable mobility. A few of the Hare captives wound up living on smaller establishments in the emerging backcountry, working as cowherds and farm hands.

Keywords:   South Carolina, Charles Town/Charleston, Rice plantations, Indigo plantations, Urban slavery

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