Plantation overseers

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Plantation overseers were responsible for managing the enslaved labor force on a plantation in accordance with planters' orders, including supervising daily operations and disciplining enslaved people. Overseers lived apart from planters' households, and typically lived near slave quarters. (LOC; NPS)

See also: https://www.nps.gov/cari/learn/education/who-was-the-overseer.htm#:~:text=The%20overseer%20on%20a%20plantation,according%20to%20the%20master's%20orders.

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