secured property

Hi all,

For too many years scholars of African American history focused on the harm done by slaveholders and by the institution of slavery, rather than on what Africans in the United States were able to accomplish despite the effects of that institution. In Myne Owne Ground, T. H. Breen and Stephen Innes contribute significantly to a recent, welcome shift from a white-centered to a blackcentered inquiry into the role of African Americans in the American colonial period. Breen and Innes focus not on slaves, but on a small group of freed indentured servants in Northampton County (in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia) who, according to the authors, maintained their freedom, secured property, and interacted with persons of different races and economic standing from 1620 through the 1670s. African Americans living on the Chesapeake were to some extent disadvantaged, say Breen and Innes, but this did not preclude the attainment of status roughly equal to that of certain white planters of the area. Continuously acting within black social networks, and forming economic relationships with white planters, local Native Americans, indentured servants, and white settlers outside the gentry class, the free African Americans of Northampton County held their own in the rough-hewn world of Chesapeake Bay.

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Aug 14, 2019

If your goals is MBB, why not apply there again or tier 2 (Berger, ATK, etc). Working for local bank is not gonna help you with this goal.

Aug 14, 2019

For the love of god use proper capitalization.

I - 14 times needs to be capitalized (15 including the title)

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Aug 14, 2019

It's clear English isn't his first language, no need to be a dick about it

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Aug 14, 2019

With an end goal to break in to a MBB. If you sent something with that many errors in it to a higher up ... we a semi brash comment on WSO is the least of his worries

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Aug 14, 2019

Nobody writes the same way on an internet forum as they would to a higher up. Chill.

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Aug 14, 2019

Ha that's a joke. A lot of people do write the exact same way. They don't proof read and then end up shooting themselves in the foot.

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Aug 14, 2019

This is how higher ups write their emails so honestly this guy is already well on his way to MD

Aug 14, 2019

Proofread* not proof read

Aug 14, 2019
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