A Place Apart - Bound Labor in Virginia’s Upper Northern Neck, 1645-1710
AboutBound laborers such as white servants and enslaved Africans were essential in early English Virginia, supplying the necessary labor to produce profit from tobacco for the colony’s landowners. This was even more important in Virginia’s “upper” Northern Neck region given that a less desirable strain of tobacco, oronoco, was grown there. Join Dr. Steven Harris-Scott as he explores how this difference had significant implications on the pattern of Northern Neck bound labor in the 18th century.
Dr. Steven Harris-Scott holds a PhD in History from George Mason University and an MA in History from the University of New Orleans.