Slave Voyages in the North: The Maine Connection to the Transatlantic Trade
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For some strange reason, many people don't believe that New England had any involvement in slavery. The northern states have always been depicted as harboring heroes, abolitionists, and have been on the right side of history. In fact, New England had immense involvement in slavery as well as being home to slave ships that were involved in the transatlantic trade. With Maine having strong ties to the coast and shipbuilding it became an ideal spot for people to get involved in the Triangle Trade, which included the United States, Africa, and the West Indies.
There are people out there that still believe that New England had little to no involvement in slavery. Whether it's because of pride, ignorance, or flaws in our education system some people either don't know about or refuse to believe that New England was highly involved in the slave trade. Today, I am going to talk about the slave trade in New England, specifically focusing more on the State of Maine.
Teacutter, Danielle, "Slave Voyages in the North: The Maine Connection to the Transatlantic Trade" (2019). ENG 445: Slavery and Public History Podcasts. 2.
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