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Fire & Freedom: Food & Enslavement in Early America

Fire & Freedom at UF

The Health Science Center Library was pleased to host this exhibit from the
National Library of Medicine from March 2nd - April 11, 2020! 

Graphic: Fire & Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America

Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. By examining the labor of slaves and food practices of the time, including those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the exhibition explores how power was exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes during the early colonial era

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This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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