“Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How did middle class farmers in Colonial New York interact with slavery?”
September 12, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Hudson, New York
Usually considered a southern issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in colonial and revolutionary era New York. In this talk, Travis Bowman, Senior Curator of the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, will examine how slavery evolved in New York under the Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution functioned at a local and personal level among middle class farmers in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.
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