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The Resource African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865, by John G. Sharp

African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865, by John G. Sharp

Label
African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865
Title
African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865
Statement of responsibility
by John G. Sharp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume contains the first narrative history of the Washington Navy Yard's black workforce, both slave and free,1799 - 1865 and for the first time, provides detailed tables, and appendices, listing the names of black mechanics and laborers. Separate columns help identify slaveholders, employee job title, pay rate and source or citation for the information. This history was researched and written using primarily the records of the Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, official correspondence, employee pay and muster documents and District of Columbia archival records such as: certificates of freedom, slave sales, apprenticeship indentures and last will and testaments. This is an essential volume for understanding employment on the Washington Navy Yard prior to the Emancipation Proclamation."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DHU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharp, John G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington Navy Yard
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • Washington Navy Yard
  • Armed Forces
  • African Americans
Label
African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865, by John G. Sharp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Introduction -- Transcription -- History of African Americans in Slavery and Freedom on WNY -- Washington Navy Yard in 1808 -- "Well Known to be Established Custom" -- "Unpleasant Feelings" -- The African American Workforce in 1808 -- Slaves on the Payroll -- Freedom -- Slaveholders -- Discipline and Resistance -- Slavery and Free Labor -- The African American Workforce 1829 -1830 -- Table 1, Domestic Servants -- African Americans employed in the Commandants House and Officers Quarters -- Towards Freedom 1830 -1865 -- Table 2, African Americans on the Yard List of Workers -- Appendix A, 1808 Muster of WNY Prepared for Secretary of Navy Robert Smith -- Appendix B, 1808 List of Officers, Servants, Slaves and Boys in Ordinary -- Appendix C, 1830 List of African Americans Employed at WNY -- Appendix D, 1854 Painters Payroll -- Appendix E, Wages Paid to WNY Mechanics and Laborers 1801-1820
Control code
ocn710984671
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 127 pages
Lccn
2011283397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)710984671
Label
African Americans in slavery and freedom on the Washington Navy Yard, 1799-1865, by John G. Sharp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Introduction -- Transcription -- History of African Americans in Slavery and Freedom on WNY -- Washington Navy Yard in 1808 -- "Well Known to be Established Custom" -- "Unpleasant Feelings" -- The African American Workforce in 1808 -- Slaves on the Payroll -- Freedom -- Slaveholders -- Discipline and Resistance -- Slavery and Free Labor -- The African American Workforce 1829 -1830 -- Table 1, Domestic Servants -- African Americans employed in the Commandants House and Officers Quarters -- Towards Freedom 1830 -1865 -- Table 2, African Americans on the Yard List of Workers -- Appendix A, 1808 Muster of WNY Prepared for Secretary of Navy Robert Smith -- Appendix B, 1808 List of Officers, Servants, Slaves and Boys in Ordinary -- Appendix C, 1830 List of African Americans Employed at WNY -- Appendix D, 1854 Painters Payroll -- Appendix E, Wages Paid to WNY Mechanics and Laborers 1801-1820
Control code
ocn710984671
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 127 pages
Lccn
2011283397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)710984671
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