2016 Reprint of 1942 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This was the first general work on the role of Black slaves in colonial New England. It remains a classic in the field. The author covers approximately one hundred and fifty years and embraces all of the New England colonies. A survey of New England’s slave trade and the sale of Blacks in its slave markets is followed by a discussion of the social, political and economic repercussions of the buying and selling of slaves upon Puritan institutions. Greene’s contribution to the fuller understanding of colonial America centers primarily on the African slave trade and the varied occupational role of the New England slave in the colonial period.