Bond of Iron (Paperback)
Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393313598, 448pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 1995
A study of African-American workers empowered and partly liberated by their skills.
At Buffalo Forge, an extensive ironmaking and farming enterprise in Virginia before the Civil War, a unique treasury of materials yields an "engrossing, often surprising record of everyday life on an estate in the antebellum South" (Kirkus Reviews).
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Praise For Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge…
— Michael Dorris
Enriches our understanding of the human as well as the larger social and economic meaning of American slavery.
— Drew Gilpin Faust
Perhaps the clearest picture of slave life ever. . . . A big window on a world that shaped our own.
— David Shribman