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How did slaves dress before the US Civil War?

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Answered 2007-03-10 18:26:30

They would have been dressed in rough cotton or linen material with little shape to them. Most would have been barefoot. Slaves that worked in the house would have had full outfits, of a better material and would even have shoes.

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