Iron manufacturing was one of the economic pillars of the Maryland colony. It is very important
to understand the role of enslaved African Americans in making this possible. This Lesson Plan introduces students to this subject using primary and secondary sources.
An introduction to the 18th-century context of the economic and labor conditions of colonial
Maryland. Students will gain skills in using multidisciplinary resources to understand the people and their work at Carroll’s Hundred.
Diversity powers American greatness. We see its origins at Carroll’s Hundred where African
Americans, European indentured servants, Native Americans, and freemen powered the trans-Atlantic iron economy. The aim of this website is to recognize the contributions of all America’s