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2 New Talks about Maine’s Role in Slavery, Abolition and the Slave Trade

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Do you wish to educate yourself about slavery in Maine history, but don’t know where to start? Here are a couple of brand new recorded talks, both of which come with further reading materials and links.

Note: “Cotton Town” is only up until May, so be sure to check it out soon!

  • Cotton Town: Maine’s Economic Connections to Slavery. Co-conducted by Maine Maritime Museum (Bath) and Bowdoin College’s Africana Studies Department. A 1-hour recorded virtual lecture titled: “Portland Maines complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World Slavery” (Winter 2022). Page includes links to further resources, audio recordings of historical documents read by college students, and educator resources. [This should be especially significant to Biddeford-Saco, as we were are huge part of the New England cotton textile industry for 100+ years.]

Want the most current scholarship on this topic, as well as information about talks and presentations (many virtual) all over New England? Visit The Atlantic Black Box Project.