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Lives Wrought in the Furnace: New Research on the Labor Force at Catoctin Furnace (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth A. Comer.

Starting in 1776, Catoctin Furnace was a thriving iron-making community at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in northern Frederick County, Maryland. Enslaved blacks and European immigrants comprised the labor force. The growth of large iron-making corporations ultimately doomed this rural industrial complex, and it ceased operation in 1903. We know much about the owners of the complex. However, the story of the laborers is only beginning to emerge. Several archaeological reports and a recent...