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Margaret Ellen Newell
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH 43210-1132)

Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

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$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006

Indian Slavery in Colonial New England

This book project, under contract with Cornell U. Press, examines the enslavement of Native Americans in New England before 1800. New England armies, courts and magistrates bound thousands of Indians into servitude and slavery. In the 17th century most Indian slaves were war captives. Following their defeat in Metacom's War, the Indians of southern New England became colonial subjects, and new laws prohibited enslaving them. Yet, slavery continued in different forms through the Revolution, notably the sentencing of Native Americans to servitude for debt or crime and the forcible apprenticeship of children. At the same time, the colonists created a legal "race frontier" that stripped unfree people of color of rights enjoyed by whites.