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April 04, 2014

Who Was Charles Ball?

Charles BallMaryland tobacco slave, sold south to a cotton plantation, rented out as a sailor, fought with Barney's flotille in the Chesapeake Bay and at the Battle of Bladensburg ... and more. As a fugituve slave he wrote Slavery in the United States which we are reading in our history of American capitalism MOOC.

Join us on Sunday, the 6th, at 12:30 to discuss American slavery as well as Napolean and Haiti, the Baring Brothers, the New England textile mills, wage labor, and the importance of cotton to both North and South.

Posted by library at April 4, 2014 11:45 AM