By Jared Ross Hardesty Some of the most common questions I receive after giving a talk about my book or a workshop about slavery in New England concern research. Where do you start? What types of sources are available? How accessible are those sources? In this post, I hope to clarify some of these questions … Continue reading Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction
Elizabeth Donnan's four-volume Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America (Washington, DC: Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1930–35). Volume 1, 1441–1700 (1930) Volume 2, The Eighteenth Century (1931) Volume 3, New England and the Middle Colonies (1932) Volume 4, The Border Colonies and the Southern Colonies (1935)
Jenny Slew was born about 1719 as the child of a free white woman and a black slave, but lived her life as a free woman until 1762 when she was taken and enslaved by John Whipple Jr. of Ipswich.
This bibliography has been developed as part of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)'s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of maritime history as well as within its own membership. Please consider this a collaborative work in progress to which additions, annotations, and other suggestions are welcome. The Black … Continue reading Race, Class, Labor, and Gender in American Maritime History: An Annotated Bibliography