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Trades of the Colored People in the City of Philadelphia and Districts 1838 - Part 1

*These carry on business. Of those not marked about one-half work as Journeyman, and the rest from choice or necessity follow other occupations

Baker 757 more words
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Why Bronte?

Choosing the name for my main character wasn’t easy. I was going to have to live with it for a very long time, so getting it right was very important to me. 1,039 more words


1863 Septennial Census - Philadelphia Wards 13 - 16 - African Amercians

A pattern emerging maybe…an urban/suburban devide? As we move farther away from the city center, the number of free people of color declines.

Ward 13… 161 more words
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The Adventures Of A Photo Sleuth: The Minor Family Album

The leather is cracking, and the gold flecking off of its pages. The images inside are time capsules.  Staring at their faces I search for some resemblance that reappears in my mother or my brothers or me or my children.   180 more words


1863 Septennial Census - Philadelphia Ward 4 + 5 - African Americans

Ward 4 and 5 are included in this post due to the small number of African Americans in Ward 4.

Ward 4 118 more words

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1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 - African Americans

Taxable inhabitants are generally defined as all males over the age of 21 or females who owned their own property (before 1848, only widowed or single woman could own property in their own name). 171 more words

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1863 Septennial Census - Philadelphia - African Americans - Ward 2

Septennial Census Returns, 1779-1863 – This series contains returns for a census conducted every seven years, enumerating taxpaqyers for the purpose of determining representation in the General Assembly. 304 more words

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