New England Slavery


This is abbreviated because I’m listening to “Forgotten Slavery: How the New England Colonists Embraced the Slave Trade” on Fresh Air and checking out New England Bound: How the New England Colonists Embraced the Slave Trade. Interesting that the subtitle changed to “Slavery and Colonization in Early America.”

Wendy Warren has done a tremendous service in revealing the details of enslavement and exportation of Native Americans and the importation and early breeding of Africans by the Puritans.

My initial reaction is: Anyone who hasn’t read Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut will be surprised by New England Bound. Otherwise, it’s no great revelation. I can’t wait to see what Warren has added to the scholarship.


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