“Negro Wench” Appendix: What is a “Negro Wench?”

What is a “Negro Wench?” A “Negro Wench,” — to my 21st century ears, the phrase sounds derogatory and demeaning. Yet in 1801, my family ancestor Nehemiah Dunham used the phrase in a legal document to refer to one of his slaves.  That made me curious.  What exactly did he mean? Wench A wench generally … More “Negro Wench” Appendix: What is a “Negro Wench?”