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Ten Hills Farm : the forgotten history of slavery in the North

Author: C S Manegold
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ten Hills Farm tells the powerful saga of five generations of slave owners in colonial New England. Settled in 1630 by John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Ten Hills Farm, a six-hundred-acre estate just north of Boston, passed from the Winthrops to the Ushers, to the Royalls--all prominent dynasties tied to the Native American and Atlantic slave trades. In this mesmerizing narrative, C.S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Winthrop.; Usher.; John Winthrop; Royall.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Manegold
ISBN: 9780691131528 069113152X
OCLC Number: 320801223
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Puritan --
The land --
Ten Hills Farm --
Possession --
pt. 2. The immigrant --
The king's forester --
Favors to the few --
Happy instruments to enlarge our dominions --
Slavers of the North --
Come up in the night with them --
You may own negroes and negresses --
pt. 3. The master --
Antigua --
Crime, punishment, and compensation --
Homecoming --
The benefactor --
Luxury on the grandest scale --
pt. 4. The petitioner --
We shall not be slaves --
Within the bowels of a free country --
Death is not the worst of evils --
Reparations --
pt. 5. The legacy --
City upon a hill --
Afterword : Letter from Antigua, Easter Monday, 2008.
Responsibility: C.S. Manegold.

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Tells the saga of five generations of slave owners in colonial New England. This title follows the tale from the early seventeenth to the early twenty-first century, from New England, through the  Read more...

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Manegold's research is wide-ranging and meticulous, and with her vivid storytelling and persistent ethical sense, she does much-needed justice to this obscure chapter in American history. -- "New Read more...

 
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