Wendy Warren, New England Bound: The Fragmented Archive of Slavery | Newberry

Wendy Warren, New England Bound: The Fragmented Archive of Slavery

New England Bound
Wendy Warren

Wendy Warren

Colonial History Lecture Series
Saturday, April 28, 2018

10 to 11:30 am

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Open to the Public

This talk will describe some of the lives of enslaved people in seventeenth-century New England, explaining what chattel slavery looked like in a place without plantations or cash crops. Enslavement took many forms in colonial North America; this lecture will explore what it meant to be enslaved on the periphery of an empire, in the fledgling “Puritan” colonies.

Download a PDF flyer for this event to post and distribute, and a Quick Guide to materials in the Newberry collection about the history of the Colonial Americas.

Wendy Warren, assistant professor of history at Princeton University, specializes in the history of colonial North America and the early modern Atlantic World. She is particularly interested in the day-to-day practice of colonization and in the negotiations and conflicts that exist between would-be rulers and the unruly. Her book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America, was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and won the Organization of American Historians’ 2017 Merle Curti Social History Prize.

Cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois in partnership with the University of Illinois History Department.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required.

Register online using this form by 4 pm Friday, April 27.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, non-registered individuals will be permitted to enter about ten minutes before the event’s start. Questions? Contact us at publicprograms@newberry.org