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Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries presents a wealth of primary material on the issues surrounding industrial uses of slave labor. The materials selected include company records; business and personal correspondence of industrialists, their managers, financiers, and customers; documents pertaining to the purchase, hire, medical care, and provisioning of slave laborers; descriptions of actual production processes; journals recounting costs and income; and more. Series C, Part 2 ; font-family: brings together documents on Virginia trade and industry, particularly the building of railroads and canals, in the antebellum period. Papers in Part 2 also detail other business affairs of Virginians and their slaves as far afield as Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and points between. ; font-family:

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