Winter Lecture Series: Servitude and Enslavement - Laboring in a Tobacco Economy
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern, 113 Main Street
Time: Lecture, 10:30 am; Lunch, 11:30 am
To be a successful tobacco planter, Chesapeake settlers soon realized the need for inexpensive labor. At first, they relied largely on indentured servants, but wealthier planters turned to enslaved labor as soon as they had the means to obtain it. While most servants and enslaved men and women shared similar work, in all other respects their lives were markedly different. HA Historian Jean Russo’s presentation will look at how tobacco shaped a labor system that permeated all aspects of colonial life.
Advanced registration required.
February 12, 2020 Menu Options:
Option A - French Dip Sandwich (Classic with au jus, horseradish)
Option B - Supreme Burger (Black Angus with crispy onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, pickles, provolone, and sweet O'Brien's sauce)
Option C - Cup of French Onion Soup with Spinach Salad (house spinach dressing, parmigiana cheese, mushrooms, and croutons)
All menu options include iced tea and coffee or hot tea.