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NNK 250 Signature Speaker Series to continue on Sunday

The NNK 250 Signature Speaker Series will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Dr. Steve Harris-Scott of George Mason University will present “A Place Apart: Bound Labor in Virginia’s Upper Northern Neck, 1645-1702.”

Bound laborers such as white servants and enslaved Africans were essential in early English Virginia, supplying the necessary labor to produce profit from tobacco for the colony’s landowners, reported Lisa Hull, Northern Neck Planning District Commission economic development and tourism coordinator.

Dr. Harris-Scott will discuss how bound labor was more important in Virginia’s “upper” Northern Neck region, given that a less desirable strain of tobacco, oronoco, was grown there….

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