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Black lives, native lands, white worlds : a history of slavery in New England  Cover Image Book Book

Black lives, native lands, white worlds : a history of slavery in New England / Jared Ross Hardesty.

Hardesty, Jared, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781625344564
  • ISBN: 9781625344571
  • Physical Description: xx, 175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst : Bright Leaf, an imprint of University of Massachusetts Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-159) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Origins -- Trafficked people -- Slave and society -- Working worlds -- Kin and community -- Revolution and emancipation -- Epilogue: The problems of emancipation.
Summary, etc.:
"Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in seventeenth-century New England, they began to import Africans and capture the area's indigenous peoples as slaves. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4 percent of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region's economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. This story of slavery in New England has been little told. In this concise yet comprehensive history, Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores larger issues such as the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England's deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of New England"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Slavery > New England > History.
Slaves > New England > History.
Indian slaves > New England > History.
New England > Race relations.
New England > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

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Summary: "Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in seventeenth-century New England, they began to import Africans and capture the area's indigenous peoples as slaves. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4 percent of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region's economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. This story of slavery in New England has been little told. In this concise yet comprehensive history, Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores larger issues such as the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England's deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of New England"--

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