Summer Institute 2010 Archives: Labor Scarcity in the New World

Economist Jenny Wahl (Carleton College) led the session Coping with Labor Scarcity in the New World: From Servitude to Slavery and “Free” Labor August 5, 2010, at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver, Washington.  In the talk, Wahl explains how labor demands and supply shifted depending on time, colony, and what was happening in England.

Audio file: Wahl – Labor Scarcity in the New World

Slides: Wahl – Labor Scarcity in the New World

Documentary Support: Labor Scarcity in the New World (Packet includes Bacon’s Declaration of the People (1676); Petition of the Inhabitants of New Inverness (Georgia) to His Excellency General Oglethorpe (1739); Slave Sale and Runaway Advertisements; Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation and Virginia’s Response (1775); An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery (1780)

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