By Lee Roscoe Benjamin Bangs (1720-1769) kept a diary that offers insight into many aspects of life on Cape Cod in the mid-18th century. It is from this diary that we learn Bangs was an enslaver. Born in Harwich on Cape Cod 24 June 1720, Benjamin Bangs lived in the town’s North Parish, situated on … Continue reading Captain Benjamin Bangs, an Enslaver in Brewster
By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box
A free virtual talk by Meadow Dibble Hosted by Thompson Free Library, with support from the Maine Humanities Council November 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm Click here for Zoom link or email firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for Zoom link or email email@example.com #diseasedship #atlanticblackbox #slavetrade
A talk by Meadow Dibble Hosted by Liberty Library, with support from the Maine Humanities Council October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm Register here This program made possible by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation. Register here
It's often the question, isn't it? For historians, of which I am not one, it must be the question that sends reasonable academics down rabbit holes, where subterranean historical societies meet and overstuffed armchairs line up next to roaring fireplaces. As a middle school language arts teacher, I've not often traveled to these complex spaces. … Continue reading Where to Begin?