Award-winning journalist C.S. Manegold will present her new book of historical non-fiction Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North. C. S. Manegold is the author of In Glory's Shadow: The Citadel, Shannon Faulkner, and a Changing America. She was a reporter with The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Philadelphia Inquirer winning numerous national reporting awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center. In Manegold’s new book Ten Hills Farm, she investigates the history of slavery in New England, asking readers, who in this century knows that slavery persisted in Massachusetts longer than it did in Georgia? Telling the powerful saga of five generations of slave owners on a farm in colonial New England, Manegold digs deep to bring the history of the American slave trade full circle from concealment to recovery. Settled in 1630 by John Winthrop, famous for envisioning his ‘city upon a hill’ and lauded as a paragon of justice, Ten Hills Farm passed from the Winthrops to the Ushers, to the Royalls; each one a prominent dynasty tied to the Native American and Atlantic slave trades. Drawing from original documents, letters, shipping records, early American newspapers and more, Ten Hills Farm takes readers on a sea voyage to the New World in the early seventeenth century, leading us through history up to the early twenty-first century, from New England, through the South, to the sprawling slave plantations of the Caribbean. (lemontwist)
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