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It has always been clear that slave children worked. They appear in most literature as performing simple tasks–fanning flies away from dinner tables as their owners’ families age, running errands, carrying water to fields for the adult laborers. This paper focuses on the extent and value of the labor of enslaved children particularly in the cotton fields.


Childhood and Youth Labor and Working Class

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