Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries
Primary materials on industrial uses of slave labor. Includes company records, business and personal correspondence of industrialists, their managers, financiers, and customers. Includes documents pertaining to the purchase, hire, medical care, and provisioning of slave laborers, descriptions of actual production processes, journals recounting costs, and income. Although the selections concentrate on the Antebellum era, several run well beyond the end of the Civil War.