CVHR Meeting (March 1, 2018): The Art and Mysterie of Colonial Apprenticeships

Bob Vernon unraveled the “art and mysterie” of colonial legal processes with a Power Point presentation revealing how the courts of Albemarle and adjacent counties managed juvenile apprenticeships.  Children of color were bound to white masters and lived in their families, a contractual relationship overseen by the white Overseers of the Poor.  Apprenticeship records are thus a key source for understanding the lives of free blacks and the changing relations between black and white Virginians in the eighteenth century.

You can see Bob’s PPT program for yourself at
http://people.virginia.edu/~rwv6ad/fpc/The%20Art%20and%20Mysterie%20of%20Colonial%20Apprenticeships.pps

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