Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Paul D. Stewart
The introduction of African labor as a muscular force was an adventurous enterprise, proving on trial to be the most perfect catalytic agent of production then known to commerce. This labor force was the fulfillment of the great demand of the young colony which needed a controllable and dependable labor force to make it accessible for human habitation. This labor demand made it profitable for adventurous traders to invest money in the enterprise of importing indentured servants to the new colonies in America. Later a system was developed by which individuals could come to the new colony as either indentured servants or redemptioners.
African Americans – Politics and government.
African Americans – Legal status, laws, etc. – West Virginia.
African Americans – West Virginia.
Politics, Practical – West Virginia.
Easton, Charles Edward, "Negro contributions to the political and legal history of the Southern Counties of West Virginia" (1964). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1476.