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Ancestors of Worthy LifePlantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare$
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Teresa S. Moyer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060460

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060460.001.0001

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Slavery and Iron at Georgia

Slavery and Iron at Georgia

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(p.21) 2 Slavery and Iron at Georgia
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Ancestors of Worthy Life
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Teresa S. Moyer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060460.003.0002

Chapter 2 outlines the centrality of slavery and blacks to Dr. Charles Carroll’s plans to create an interlocking plantation system of fields, mills, and ironworks. It argues that reintegrating the history of the Baltimore Iron Works to include blacks reshapes the traditional perception of Dr. Charles Carroll, who established slavery on his Baltimore-area properties by the early 1730s. It challenges the myth that colonial elites developed empires on their own; instead, enslaved blacks were the foundation upon which the Carrolls depended.

Keywords:   Slavery, Dr. Charles Carroll, Baltimore, Baltimore Iron Works

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