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Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of Maine

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"In Lives of Consequence, Patricia Wall has forever destroyed the old myth that there were 'just a few' persons of color living in colonial Maine. In the towns of old Kittery and Berwick alone, her in-depth study finds nearly 500 Black, Indian, and mixed race individuals--both enslaved and free--from 1645 to statehood in 1820. Despite many self-serving myths their lives we ...more
Paperback, First, 229 pages
Published 2017 by Portsmouth Historical Society
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Dan
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lives of Consequence is a book on slavery in Maine that I would classify as micro-history. Slavery was prevalent here, even after the founding of the United States in 1789. The book is largely evidence based from combing through records so there are not many lengthy stories, or at least beyond a couple of paragraphs or so. Most of the slave stories have long been lost to history.

The author, Patricia Wall, did a great deal of research for this book on slaves in Kittery Maine, then part of Massach
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Nicole
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a must read for anyone looking for more information on the history of enslaved and free people of color living in the Seacoast. Whilst the books focuses on Maine, many NH communities are included as well.
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Very interesting and thoroughly and impressively researched.
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