Episode 220: Margaret Ellen Newell, New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of Slavery

Did you know that one of the earliest practices of slavery by English colonists originated in New England? In fact, Massachusetts issued the very first slave code in English America in 1641.¬†Why did New Englanders turn to slavery and become the first in English America to codify its practice? Margaret Ellen Newell, a professor of … Continue reading Episode 220: Margaret Ellen Newell, New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of Slavery