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What Were the Living Conditions of the Enslaved People at Mount Vernon?

956,936 views September 21, 2018
This video is part of our Ask Mount Vernon series where our experts answer questions submitting by students from all over the country. Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod talks in-depth about the system of slavery in the 18th century. She highlights information, based on primary source research, about the living conditions for enslaved people at Mount Vernon including what they wore, what they ate, and where they lived. Learn more at mountvernon.org/slavery #AskMountVernon
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