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The Resource Slave Labor In The Capital : Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks, Bob Arnebeck

Slave Labor In The Capital : Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks, Bob Arnebeck

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Slave Labor In The Capital : Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks
Title
Slave Labor In The Capital
Title remainder
Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks
Statement of responsibility
Bob Arnebeck
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1791, President George Washington appointed a commission to build the future capital of the nation. The commission found paying masters of faraway Maryland plantations sixty dollars a year for their slaves made it easier to keep wages low for free workers who flocked to the city. In 1798, half of the two hundred workers building the two most iconic Washington landmarks, the Capitol and the White House, were slaves. They moved stones for Scottish masons and sawed lumber for Irish carpenters. They cut trees and baked bricks. These unschooled young black men left no memoirs. Based on his research in the commissioners' records, author Bob Arnebeck describes their world of dawn to dusk work, salt pork and corn bread, white scorn and a kind nurse and the moments when everything depended on their skills
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Arnebeck, Bob
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave labor
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Construction workers
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Slave Labor In The Capital : Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks, Bob Arnebeck
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-176) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889643828
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9781626197213
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014953171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Slave Labor In The Capital : Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks, Bob Arnebeck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889643828
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9781626197213
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014953171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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