The Role of Slavery in the Rise of New England Commerce, Industry, and Culture to 1860
NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers July 19-31, 2009
Rhode Island Historical Society
This NEH Teacher Institute will be held at Brown University and is NEH "We the People" initiative.
The role of slavery in the development of New England will be divided into six topical areas, each of which will be the focus of one or two days’ sessions: a) the American/Rhode Island slave trade; b) provisioning the West Indies; c) slavery in New England; d) gradual emancipation, racism, and abolitionism; e) antebellum New England and the “Slave Power”; and f) race and slavery in New England memory. The first three themes focus on the colonial period, the fourth and fifth on the post-Revolutionary and antebellum periods, and the last on the evolving memory of slavery and antislavery, and their racial legacies, to the present.
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