Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Slave Trade in Western Massachusetts

Bob Paquette (2009-11-04)

[click here] for audio player at WFCR, 6 minute audio clip

(wfcr) - Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a measure requiring state government and businesses to study how much they profited from the African slave trade. A new book by Amherst College emeritus professor Robert Romer examines slavery in Western Massachusetts in the 17th and 18th centuries. He says his interest was piqued when he made an unexpected discovery about Jonathan Ashley, Deerfield's minister for much of the 1700s. © Copyright 2009, wfcr

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