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Slave badges and the slave-hire system in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865

Author: Harlan Greene; Harry S Hutchins; Brian E Hutchins
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2004] ©2004
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"This work documents how the slave-hire system in Charleston came about, how it worked, who was in charge of it, and who enforced the laws regarding slave badges. Numerous badge makers are identified, and photographs of badges, with commentary on what the data stamped on them mean, are included." "The authors located income and expense statements for Charleston from 1783 to 1865, and deduced how many slaves were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Greene, Harlan.
Slave badges and the slave-hire system in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
(OCoLC)607071151
Online version:
Greene, Harlan.
Slave badges and the slave-hire system in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
(OCoLC)607696603
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harlan Greene; Harry S Hutchins; Brian E Hutchins
ISBN: 0786417293 9780786417292 9780786440900 0786440902
OCLC Number: 53459029
Description: vi, 194 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The Badge Laws: A Summary, 1670-1866 --
1670-1822: Laws of the Colony and the Early Republic --
1823-1866: Laws of the Antebellum and Civil War Period --
The System: Annual Recapitulations of Income and Expenses and a Guide to the Badges --
1800-1810 --
1811-1820 --
1821-1830 --
1831-1840 --
1841-1850 --
1851-1860 --
1861-1865 --
Afterword: A Note on Counterfeits.
Responsibility: Harlan Greene and Harry S. Hutchins, Jr., with Brian E. Hutchins.
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This work documents how the slave-hire system in Charleston came about, how it worked, who was in charge of it, and who enforced the laws regarding slave badges. Numerous badge makers are identified,  Read more...

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Important Work for Antebellum Charleston

by CWitcher (WorldCat user published 2007-09-28) Excellent Permalink
This skillfully researched and well documented source contains eight colored plates showing the detail of thirty-nine badges for servant, mechanic, porter and other occupations as well as free badges. The entire work is an important contribution to understanding an important aspect of slave life in...
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