Hosted by the Freeport Historical Society
Maine, Slavery, and the Trade of Enslaved Africans, 1830-1865
Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Dr. McMahon’s past research interests include African American communities in northern New England from the colonial period through 1865. More recently, her research has focused on the connections between northern New England and the illegal slave trade to Brazil and Cuba, ca. 1830-1850. In particular, she focuses on the ways in which enslaved people resisted this particularly cruel and brutal period of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades to the Americas. She will share her findings on Maine’s connections to slavery and slave trade with some examples from Freeport’s history.