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This is What Daily Life for an Enslaved Person in Virginia was Like

Published on 07/23/22 / In People & Blogs

⁣Between 1808, when the United States abolished the transatlantic slave trade and 1865, when it abolished slavery, enslaved peoples toiled on the plantations of Virginia, Those were not their only sites of labor, however. Enslaved people worked in factories in fisheries, in tobacco processing facilities and as transporters of produce. The image of slaves working in the tobacco or cotton fields of Virginia is somewhat misleading.

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