Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Preregistration is required for those attending via Zoom at castinehistoricalsociety.org. No registration is necessary if you will be attending in-person.
Dr. Kate McMahon of the Smithsonian Institution will deliver a lecture on New England and the slave trade via Zoom and in-person at Delano Auditorium, Leavitt Hall, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine.
In her talk, Dr. McMahon will discuss how the United States prohibited its citizens from participating in the African slave trade in 1808. Yet despite this, northern New Englanders, including Mainers, plied the coasts of Africa in increasing numbers from 1808 until 1862, transporting and selling hundreds of thousands of captive Africans to the Caribbean and South America. This talk will discuss how this brutal traffic occurred, and the ways in which African people resisted their enslavement.