Public Program, Author Talk New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America 14 November 2016.Monday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Wendy Warren, Princeton University



Wendy Warren’s New England Bound reclaims the lives of long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans in the seventeenth century. Based on new evidence, Warren links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England’s economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. Warren documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrop’s were motivated not only by religious freedom but also by their slave-trading investments.