Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North

Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North

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by C. S. Manegold
     
 

"C. S. Manegold's admirable clarity, dazzling intelligence, and resourceful reporting well serve the story of the North's participation in U.S. slavery. Ten Hills Farm is a feat of historical excavation, and Manegold's contribution to the study of this period of our nation's past is significant."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

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"C. S. Manegold's admirable clarity, dazzling intelligence, and resourceful reporting well serve the story of the North's participation in U.S. slavery. Ten Hills Farm is a feat of historical excavation, and Manegold's contribution to the study of this period of our nation's past is significant."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

"This is an extraordinary, beautifully realized piece of historical writing that tells a powerful story of America and the Atlantic world. In spare and elegant prose, this riveting and wrenching book demolishes so much of the representation of America's founding and development. Ten Hills Farm is quite simply one of the best works of history I've read in a long time."—Steven Hahn, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Nation under Our Feet

"This engaging book connects the past with the present. It tells how slavery and slave trading are deeply embedded in the complex colonial beginnings of the United States, and how this has left a legacy of problems related to the effects of race as a dominant factor in American life. The wider world of the Atlantic, within which colonial New England developed, is illuminated with imaginative flair."—David Barry Gaspar, Duke University

"The prose of this powerful narrative is vivid and concrete, the engagement with the moral question of slavery unmistakable. Incorporating good sleuthing and lively writing, Ten Hills Farm draws readers in—it tells a good yarn, and tells it well."—Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

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ISBN-13:
9780691150352
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
744,519
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Letter from Antigua xi

PART I: The Puritan

Chapter 1: The Land 3

Chapter 2: Ten Hills Farm 21

Chapter 3: Possession 36

PART II: The Immigrant

Chapter 4: The King's Forester 53

Chapter 5: Favors to the Few 62

Chapter 6: Happy Instruments to Enlarge Our Dominions 80

Chapter 7: Slavers of the North 97

Chapter 8: Come Up in the Night with Them 102

Chapter 9: You May Own Negroes and Negresses 116

PART III: The Master

Chapter 10: Antigua 125

Chapter 11: Crime, Punishment, and Compensation 145

Chapter 12: Homecoming 156

Chapter 13: The Benefactor 167

Chapter 14: Luxury on the Grandest Scale 183

PART IV: The Petitioner

Chapter 15: We Shall Not Be Slaves 197

Chapter 16: Within the Bowels of a Free Country 206

Chapter 17: Death Is Not the Worst of Evils 215

Chapter 18: Reparations 228

PART V: The Legacy

Chapter 19: City upon a Hill 239

Afterword Letter from Antigua, Easter Monday, 2008 257

Note to Readers 267

Notes on Sources 271

Acknowledgments 305

List of Illustrations 309

Index 311

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