BOND OF IRON:Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Norton, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusually detailed look at American slavery through extensive records maintained by Buffalo Forge in the Lexingon,Virginia area. Developed by two men from Pennsylvania (William Weaver during the war of 1812, and later Daniel Brady) the forge produced much of the iron used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The Weaver-Brady records are unique in the details they provide about the day-to-day events of the slave community, including in addition to births and deaths, information about epidemics, crippling industrial accidents, the movement of slave patrols, the history of the Civil War and how the slaves reacted to freedom and more. Photographs, extensive notes, index. xviii, 429 pp. ISBN: 0-393-036162.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.