A summary essay about the 1839 report on the deliverance of Massachusetts citizens liable to be sold as slaves in slave states and a 1936 reference book on historical Massachusetts judicial cases involving people of color By Edward L. Bell scholarly researcher and writer in New England history Abstract: The 1839 Massachusetts legislative Report on … Continue reading Freeing Eral Lonnon: a Mashpee Indian Presumed a Fugitive Slave in Louisiana, and the Role of Native People in the History of Judicial Abolition in Massachusetts
Author: Edward L. Bell
Edward L. Bell is a Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at the Massachusetts Historical Commission in Boston. His scholarly writings link the history and archaeology of local places to broader historical and social themes. He is presently engaged in a long-term research and writing project about Massachusetts freedom suits, and particularly about biographies of people of color in enslavement and contingent freedom in the historical town of Andover (presently Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence) in Essex County, Massachusetts.