February 5, 2020: 6:30 PM Jared Hardesty author of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds

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Please join us at the Hingham Historical Society on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 for a talk by Jared Hardesty commemorating Black History month.  Hardesty is the author of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds.

This event, co-sponsored by the Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Hingham Historical Society, will begin at 6:30 with a short reception and the presentation at 7:30 followed by a book signing.   

Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in 17th-century New England, they began to enslave the area’s indigenous peoples and import kidnapped Africans. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4% of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions.  Slavery existed on the South Shore and across Massachusetts . In this concise yet comprehensive history, historian Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people in New England, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution. Dr. Jared Hardesty is an Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University. He is the author of Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston. Copies of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Hingham Heritage Museum
34 Main Street, Hingham
Doors open at 6:30 and light refreshments will be served.
Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.



Hingham Heritage Museum34 Main Street 
Hingham, MA 02043+ Google MapPhone: 781-749-7721 

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