"Slavery & Indentured Servitude on Cape Cod" Presentation @ Tales of Cape Cod
When: Mon May 20th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Tales of Cape Cod | 3046 Main Street | Barnstable
Presented by Jim Coogan in association with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce's Maritime Days
Jim Coogan will discuss how New England and Cape Cod profited in the Triangle Trade which included slaves from Africa as part of the exchange. Learn what it meant to be "indentured" and why it was essentially a barter of labor for passage to America and a stake in property. Jim will describe 18th century Cape Codders who held slaves, as well as the growing abolition movement on the Cape which culminated in the county wide Anti-slavery convention held in Harwich on the eve of the Civil War.
Jim Coogan is the author of 8 books about Cape Cod. A retired high school history teacher, Jim was raised on the Cape and lives in Sandwich. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to the Cape and is a regular columnist for the Cape Cod Times daily newspaper.