What’s a poor girl to do to make a $ in Raleigh?
Female occupations in Raleigh, 1860
(Approximately 900 women of working age, free white women and free women of color, in the Capital city)
**Most domestics were young white women. Most washerwomen were free women of color. Most seamstresses and prostitutes were white. Source: 1860 Federal Census, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina