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The Free Negro in the Economic Life of Ante-Bellum North Carolina

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The author explores changes in legislation which opened up new apprenticeship opportunities for free African American children. An apprenticeship system offered the primary route for skilled African American males, though little information regarding young women is available. Statistical information concerning wages and occupations of free African Americans is provided, especially from the 1850 and 1860 periods when Federal Census Records broadened to include this information.