The Cause of Her Grief: The Rape of a Slave in Early New England

The real question is: why have so many histories of New England not included this woman? And what is gained by telling her story?

Lecture Description

This case study of the rape, for breeding purposes, of an enslaved African woman who was bought by one of the earliest English colonists in Massachusetts, asks us to understand how people — African and English — experienced slavery in the earliest years of English colonization.


Colonial Slavery

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