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Scraping by: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore

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Enslaved mariners, white seamstresses, Irish dockhands, free black domestic servants, and native-born street sweepers all navigated the low-end labor market in post-Revolutionary Baltimore. Seth Rockman considers this diverse workforce, exploring how race, sex, nativity, and legal status determined the economic opportunities and vulnerabilities of working families in the early republic. In the era of Frederick Douglass, Baltimore's distinctive economy featured many slaves who earned wages and white workers who performed ...

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Scraping by: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore
2008, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801890079

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Scraping by: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore
2008, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801890062

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