Slavery in Connecticut
I think that I need to find out more information about slavery in Connecticut. That will expand our group knowledge on what was going on in Suffield, and we would also will have a better understanding how slavery came and started in Connecticut. Getting hold of some historic documents and precise numbers, may be lists of slaves would be perfect, otherwise I can try getting a book by Lorenzo Johnston Greene, “The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620-1776”, this books comes up as one of the sources on the website I found a lot of information about slavery. Author (a historian) is talking about slavery in new England – where CT is located, so this will help us, as a group to find more information.
When talking about something specific – Suffield and slavery in our case, it is very important to know a bigger image of the sphere of our studies, but not to big, state wise spread would be just what we need. This source will help us hence, the author is a historian and can be trusted way more than some of the websites I can get information from. I will look online and try to find a hard copy of that book, if anyone would ever need it in class, he or she will be able to use it at anytime. We can also contrast the information that we will find on slavery in Connecticut to other states, this will show any differences, if there are any, or commons. May be some families got separated and we will be able to find where others went, besides Connecticut (Suffield). For sure this will be an interesting topic to dig into, and I am excited to start working on it as soon as possible, this is going to be something I have never done before, this research will give me some new skills – in group working, and researching material.