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History Talk – Bondage and Complicity: Duxbury’s History with Slavery by Carolyn Ravenscroft

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Duxbury, like all Northern towns, has a complicated relationship with the institution of slavery. During Colonial days, enslaved people lived and worked in this community.  After slavery ended in Massachusetts in 1783, Duxbury’s economic ties to Southern slavery continued. Come learn with us, as DRHS Archivist and Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft explores the lives of the enslaved in Duxbury and the myriad ways that Duxbury’s 19th Century wealth was tied to enslaved labor.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Please reserve below.

 

 

We are grateful to the Duxbury Free Library for co-sponsoring this program and generously donating the use of their space.

 

 

(Pictured above: The ship, Hope, was built by the Westons in 1841. It transported cotton from New Orleans, LA, to Liverpool, England and returned with Irish passengers. At 159 feet long, the Hope set the record for being able to transport more cotton than any other ship in the world at the time. DRHS Permanent Collection.)

Location

Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden Street

Date & Time

September 29, 2022 - September 29, 2022 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Duxbury, like all Northern towns, has a complicated relationship with the institution of slavery. During Colonial days, enslaved people lived and worked in this community.  After slavery ended in Massachusetts in 1783, Duxbury’s economic ties to Southern slavery continued. Come learn with us, as DRHS Archivist and Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft explores the lives of the…