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Enslavement and Sharecropping in Florida

What kind of primary sources are in business records?

Business records typically document the daily affairs of businesses. In them, you may find accounting sheets, professional correspondence, legal records, maps, and receipts. 

Image: Entry of R.F. Van Brunt's 1911 store Day Book documenting sharecropping by showing the payment of store balances in cotton.

"1911 Day Book: Page 228," October 6, 1911, Box OS-1, Van Brunt Business Records, MSS 0-249, Florida State University Special Collections & Archives.

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