Friday, May 12, 2017
John Carter Brown Library
94 George Street
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
Join us for a CSSJ Talk with Wendy Warren, entitled, “New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America.”
Wendy Warren reconfigures colonial history by sharing how New England’s economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. The growth of the northern colonies was dependent on the Atlantic slave trade. She reveals how indigenous people were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and how prominent colonial families were motivated by their slave-trading investments.
This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History at Brown University.
Please RSVP here.