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Thu, Jun 20, 2019
17th-Century Origins of Slavery in Maryland

Location: Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686    View Map
Date: 6/20/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Laurel Potyen

Meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Histories of enslavement in the Chesapeake often describe the 17th century as a “society with slaves” and the 18th century as a “slave society.” While this statement accurately reflects the sharp increase in enslaved Africans brought forcibly into the region beginning at the end of the 17th century, it does little to explain the institution’s roots. In this lecture, Dr. Travis Parno uses the story of Antonio, an enslaved man who died resisting his enslavement in 1656, to discuss the origins of slavery in Maryland. He highlights the influence of other English colonies such as Barbados and Virginia, as well as the role of the elite Marylanders who introduced the practice to the colony and ensured its survival through the passage of significant legislation.

Free

(240) 895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org
hsmcdigshistory.org/event/lecture-building-bridges-through-local-history-connecting-diverse-people-and-places/?instance_id=22722
2019-06-20T19:00 2019-06-20T20:00 America/New_York 17th-Century Origins of Slavery in Maryland Meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium. Histories of enslavement in the Chesapeake often describe the 17th century as a “society with slaves” and the 18th century as a “slave society.” While this statement accurately reflects the sharp increase in enslaved Africans brought forcibly into the region beginning at the end of the 17th century, it does little to explain the institution’s roots. In this lecture, Dr. Travis Parno uses the story of Antonio, an enslaved man who died resisting his enslavement in 1656, to discuss the origins of slavery in Maryland. He highlights the influence of other English colonies such as Barbados and Virginia, as well as the role of the elite Marylanders who introduced the practice to the colony and ensured its survival through the passage of significant legislation. Free (240) 895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org hsmcdigshistory.org/event/lecture-building-bridges-through-local-history-connecting-diverse-people-and-places/?instance_id=22722 -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686



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