New England Slavery and Triangular Trade
The role of Maine and New England in the Atlantic maritime trade known as "the Triangular Trade" provides important context for understanding the economic and cultural relationships between New England and the European, African, and South American continents during the colonial and ante-bellum periods.
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YouTube Abyssinian Meeting House Restoration Project
University of Southern Maine Special Collections’ African American Collection
Student Reading : In 1904, a writer named L.C.Bateman interviewed Miss Charlotte Thomas at her home in Portland. They talked about her personal experience with the abolitionist movement in Portland, in particular, an anti-abolitionist riot in 1847.
. New England Slavery Triangular Trade Powerpoint A powerpoint presentation that places slavery in the context of trans-Atlantic trade, particularly as it pertains to New England's and Maine's participation in maritime trade with the Caribbean and Central America.
"Classroom Gallery" Graphic Organizers Student worksheets to help students engage actively with genuine and reproduction artifacts, as well as modern analogies to trade commodities (molasses, wood, etc.)