New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

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by Wendy Warren

Softcover, 368 pages

While earlier histories of slavery largely confine themselves to the South, Warren’s exploration links the growth of the northern colonies to the slave trade and examines the complicity of New England’s leading families, demonstrating how the region’s economy derived its vitality from the slave trading ships coursing through its ports. In Warren’s meticulous, compelling, and hard-won recovery of such forgotten lives, the true variety of chattel slavery in the Americas comes to light, and New England Bound becomes the new standard for understanding colonial America

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