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

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Tufts University, Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium

170 Packard Avenue

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.

REGISTER: Admission is free. Registration is encouraged.

BOOKS: Reserve copies of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds for $20 each through December 4th via registration link, to pick up when you arrive. Copies will also be available for $24 at the event, while supplies last.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Red Line to Davis Square, then Bus #94 or #96 from Davis Square; ask the driver to stop across from the Memorial Steps at Tufts University. Or walk 15 minutes up College Avenue from Davis Square.

PARKING: $8 pay-to-park in the Dowling Garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford. Or purchase an $8 one-day parking permit online, display it on your dashboard, and park in any campus lot (but not the garage): Go to the Public Safety website for permit purchase and parking map (the event location is adjacent to "Mugar Hall" on this map).

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170 Packard Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

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