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date: 21 April 2021

Saules, James D.locked

(1806?–1850s)
  • Kenneth Coleman

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Saules, James D. (1806?–1850s), African American sailor and musician, is best known for likely inspiring Oregon’s first black exclusion law. Saules, whose birthplace is unknown, worked as a whaler in the 1830s. Saules was no anomaly, as the maritime industry was the largest employer of free African American men in the antebellum United States. The ...

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