New England

  • The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters by Ernest Hamlin Baker (ca. 1939), courtesy of the South County Historical Center

    Memorializing our Conflicted Past: Historic Preservation and Slavery in New England

    The panel will address the following areas: • Historical Perspective on Slavery in New England- A brief outline of slavery in New England and its legacy • Preservation of slavery and post-emancipation sites and memorials – A discussion of the importance of preserving these historical places and presenting history to the public. What story or stories should be told through memorials? The debate over erasing the legacy of slavery… (Harvard, … Read More