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Worksheet: African-American Work in Deerfield, Massachusetts

1. Make a list of all the jobs performed by slaves in the excerpts from the account books. Be sure to look up any words or terms that you do not understand.

















2. Put an "M" by all of those jobs performed by men and a "W" by all those performed by women.




3. How do you think slave work may or may not have differed from the kind of work done by their owners? Why isn’t there much record of women’s work?