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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of a plantation house near Social Circle, Georgia
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The Slave Experience: Living
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A Year in the Life: Pages from a plantation account book Living Conditions
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Daily record of passing events on Eustatia Plantation, during the week commencing on the 23rd day of December 1860


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Sunday. All well and at rest.


the 24

Monday. Men cutting wood and hauling it. Women cleaning up the Quarters. All well. I went hog hunting & killed five hogs. Received 20 barrels pork per Henry Von Phul from Mason & Wetherell.


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Tuesday. Christmas day. All hands had holiday Gave them three hogs.




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Wednesday. All hands had holiday. Gave them a beef. Received one barrel of flour and barrel Molasses Per Quitman



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Thursday. All hands had holiday. Gave them Molasses Flour & coffee.



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Friday. All hands had holiday


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Saturday. All hands had holiday
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