SLAVERY: An Introduction
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As early as 1864, Africans were brought to Pennsylvania
to be purchased as slaves. Although slave labor was often used to clear
land in the new settlement, some large plantations (or farms) did exist.
Unlike the southern plantations where cotton, sugar cane, indigo and
rice were grown, plantations in Pennsylvania primarily raised grains
which were more suited to colder weather. Separate rooms within the
planter's house were often, but not always, used to house slaves. Not
only were slaves used for agricultural labor, the local iron was usually
supported by slave labor.
-- Slavery in Pennsylvania. George F. Nagle. http://www.afrolumens.org/slavery
Genweb: General Pennsylvania genealogical information.
In Pennsylvania: Extensive information on slavery and slave sales
PENNSYLVANIA SLAVE WORKPLACES
Listed by County and Workplace
Title Followed by Owner(s). Workplaces with unknown titles are listed as the
owner's name (itallicized, first name in parenthesis).
TO FIND PENNSYLVANIA PLANTATION RECORDS