Slaves represent less than 5% of the total population in this edition of People of the Founding Era. As is the case with women, slaves are not well represented in the documentary editions of the Founding Fathers. The fact that a person is a slave is derived from descriptive language in the index or annotation. It is not always clear what role or in what place a slave worked.
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