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January 2018

Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Although the town of Warren, Rhode Island in the 18th century was surrounded by the slave centers of Newport, Bristol and Providence, its small size has made it a footnote in what has been written about slavery and the slave trade. Building on the work of historians Joanne Pope-Melish, Ruth Wallis Hendron, Christy Clark-Pujara and Marjory O’Toole, Patricia Mues and Sarah Weed use primary sources – including wills, inventories, town meeting records and censuses – to identify the enslaved of Warren.…

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