Did you know that John Winthrop was a slave owner? In book group we have been reading Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North. This deep history of one farm (first owned by John Winthrop) north of Boston reveals how interconnected the North was to slavery.
Want to find out more about slavery in the North? Check out these links:
You can actually visit The Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Mass. This is the real "Ten Hills Farm."
Slavery in the North This website provides an overview of each northern state and its relationship to slavery.
Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North tells the story of how descendants of Rhode Island's most powerful slave trader came to grips with their family history. The website accompanies a film which follows the family as they retrace the triangle trade. The film and teaching materials are available online.
A Forgotten History: The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England is a curriculum published by Brown University. You can purchase the curriculum for download.