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Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri
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TitleFreedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri
AbstractArticle with excerpts from and descriptions of freedom documents of former slaves in Cole County, Missouri, with a brief history of slavery across the state back to 1719 (their arrival as lead mine workers).
NotesPage 11: "Slaves were unevenly distributed in Missouri. Most of them were concentrated in the counties bordering the rivers, especially the Mississippi and the Missouri. Slavery in Missouri differed from the institution in the deep South. In the latter section dependence upon the great staples--cotton, sugar, tobacco, and rice--encouraged the employment of gangs of black slaves. In Missouri, on the contrary, neither soil nor climate favored the use of slaves in large numbers. Slaves were utilized principly [sic] in mixed farming, domestic service, industrial, and commercial pursuits. This was particularly true of Cole County in which was located the State Capitol."
AuthorLorenzo J. Greene
SourceNegro History Bulletin
LocationSC 73: Collection of Magazine Article Photocopies
Local SubjectCole County, Missouri
African Americans
Item TypeMagazine Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID118570
CONTENTdm number17723
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