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 history at The Ohio State University and the author of Brethren By Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery, joins us to investigate these questions and issues.
This is the author who told me this essential colonial history was right there but (non-Indian) historians chose to ignore or deny and not write it.