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Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: Slavery in New England

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Royall House and Slave Quarters

15 George Street

Medford, MA 02155

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Historian Jared Hardesty will speak about his new book, "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England."

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​Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in 17th-century New England, they began to enslave the area’s indigenous peoples and import kidnapped Africans. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4 percent of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions.

In this concise yet comprehensive history, Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people in New England, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution.

Dr. Jared Hardesty is an Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University. He is the author of Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston.

Copies of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will repeat on Wednesday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m. Attendance will be first come, first served for the December program. Details at royallhouse.org/news.

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The Royall House and Slave Quarters is located at 15 George Street in Medford, Massachusetts, just outside of Medford Square, near the intersection with Main Street and next to Royall Park.

By car: Route 93 to exit 32. West on Route 60 to second light (Medford Square). Turn left onto Main Street. Bear right at Mobil Station to stay on Main Street and proceed to blinking yellow light. Turn right onto George Street; the museum is on the right, just past the park. Free on-street parking is available on George Street and other nearby streets; please obey signs regarding resident permit restrictions.

Public transportation: MBTA Buses 96 from Harvard Square, 101 between Sullivan Square and Malden Station, and 80 between Arlington Center and Lechmere stop at the corner of Main and George Streets.

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15 George Street

Medford, MA 02155

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