Monthly Archives: January 2016

Slave Ad

From the Salem Gazette, January 31, 1769. “Want of employ” is supposed to mean “Nothing wrong with him, I just don’t need him.”

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Slavery in Topsfield

A video of my January 17, 2016 presentation to the Topsfield Historical Society. It was a standing room only crowd. [vimeo 153316470 w=500 h=282] Note: My talk begins at the 5:00 mark and, at the 35:00 mark, there’s a short … Continue reading

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HistoryCampBoston 2016

HistoryCamp.org I’m giving my second talk about my Topsfield research. This one will be more “behind-the-scenes.” The Jigsaw Puzzle of Reconstructing Enslaved Family Stories in Rural Colonial Massachusetts Jeanne Pickering (j_pickering@salemstate.edu),¬†Graduate student, History, Salem State University In the eighteenth century, … Continue reading

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