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The Myth and Reality of Slavery in Eastern Connecticut by Bruce P. Stark


Hot off the press!  

Cheshire, CT, December 05, 2022 --( Lyme, CT native Bruce Stark, retired Assistant State Archivist at the Connecticut State Library, with a Ph.D. in History, an M.S. in Library Science, has created a masterwork of historical research that will forever change our knowledge of slavery in colonial Connecticut.

The Myth and Reality of Slavery in Eastern Connecticut: The Brownes of Salem and Absentee Land Ownership (The Connecticut Press, 2023) is the story of slavery, the early history of Salem, Connecticut, the people who lived there, and the role played by absentee landlords in the region prior to the American Revolution.