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March 2017

Colonial Comics, Volumes I & II

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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J.L. Bell, co-editor with Jason Rodriguez and A. David Lewis of the first two volumes of "Colonial Comics," will share stories and artwork from this graphic anthology series, focusing on the new Volume II. The books feature “stories about the Native Americans and women and free-thinkers and slaves and business owners who came from the Colonies and give a better understanding of what life was like over our first 150+ years, the good and the bad.” Copies of both volumes…

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April 2017

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Historian 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's book 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 Winthrops were motivated not…

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May 2017

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Ona Judge

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of "Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge," will discuss and sign her new book, to be published on February 7. “Never Caught is the compelling story of Ona Judge Staines, the woman who successfully defied George and Martha Washington in order to live as free woman. With vivid prose and deep sympathy, Dunbar paints a portrait of a woman whose life reveals the contradictions at the heart of the…

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