Building a Better Black Box

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

Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with JerriAnne Boggis on 5/6/21

Hosted by Gundalow Company Thursday, May 6th 2021 @ 6:45pm - 8pm Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants. Portsmouth, like Newport RI flourished as a shipbuilding city and like Newport, the town grew wealthy from the trade of kidnapped Africans and … Continue reading Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with JerriAnne Boggis on 5/6/21

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Now streaming: Ghosts of Amistad, by Tony Buba and Marcus Rediker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUCPo0DSstY&feature=emb_err_woyt “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels,” directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker, is based on Rediker’s book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin 2012). The film chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who … Continue reading Now streaming: Ghosts of Amistad, by Tony Buba and Marcus Rediker

Event: Book Launch Today for The Yellow Demon of Fever by Manuel Barcia

Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade Presented by Columbia University's Department of History September 30, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Register here Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds) with Professor Christopher L. Brown and Grant Kleiser A pathbreaking history of how participants in the slave trade influenced the growth and dissemination of medical knowledge, The … Continue reading Event: Book Launch Today for The Yellow Demon of Fever by Manuel Barcia

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

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