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09 September 2019

History Happy Hour: Bonds of Iron–Slavery and Richmond's Tredegar Ironworks

The most enduring image of American slavery is that of African Americans laboring in fields, but the industrialists of Richmond demonstrated that slavery could flourish in manufacturing. Examine the life and labor workers at Tredegar Iron Works through records held at the Library of Virginia. 

Speaker: Gregg Kimball, Library of Virginia


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