By Anne Farrow Captain Dudley Saltonstall is best known in Maine and national history for his disastrous leadership during the Penobscot Expedition in 1779, and for a rout which resulted in the loss of more than forty ships and the end of his naval career. Sometimes called the worst naval disaster in American history before … Continue reading Dudley Saltonstall’s Other Career
The Real Sam Huntington
Any study of the Black Governors in early Connecticut will turn up a mention of “Sam Hun’ton, slave to Governor Samuel Huntington," all drawn from a single secondary source. Can this claim be substantiated? Pauline Merrick tries to unravel the mystery.
Making Connections and Recovering History
By Scot McFarlane Research Scholar, Historic New England, Northern New England Region Though I recently completed my dissertation on the history of slavery on Texas’ Trinity River, studying and understanding slavery’s history in New England has been a very different experience. As one of four new research scholars at Historic New England, my job is … Continue reading Making Connections and Recovering History
Event | Patriots of Color on 5/26
Hosted by Boston National Historical Park, Boston Harbor Now Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Join event Join the National Parks of Boston and Valley Forge NHP for "Connections and Conversations" Presenters: Steve Walter, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Gabby Hornbeck, National Parks of Boston Even today many of the contributions of African … Continue reading Event | Patriots of Color on 5/26
Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation
Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces Wednesday, January 27, at 5 p.m. ETRegister here Join Revolutionary Spaces on Wed, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. ET as we continue our Reflecting Attucks programming with Attucks and the Birth of Nation, where we'll explore how William Monroe Trotter, a prominent Black Boston activist, protested D.W. Griffith's racist film The Birth of a Nation by invoking … Continue reading Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation
Exeter, NH and Evolving Revolutionary History
The Ladd-Gilman House, now a part of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, once overlooked wharves busy with trade that supported the system of slavery and an enslaved man once lived there. Yet, those stories have remained largely untold. Research is now underway to reassess the museum's interpretation of the American Revolution toward a more inclusive history that incorporates the experiences of Black and enslaved Americans and their impact on the fight for independence.