New London

After looking into the origins of slavery in Connecticut, and finding that New London was a slave town what exported slaves into other places in Connecticut, I think that I should stay on this idea, and start digging deeper. new_london_ct_4.jpgRecently I have found that New London had 316 slaves by 1774, while Suffield’s only had 33, which brings it to roughly 10 percents of slaves in New London. Now knowing that New London was exporting slaves to Suffield, we can estimate that it was selling one tenth of their slave population to Suffield, this is a big percentage, counting on how many other towns and cities there are in Connecticut at that time. I will be researching more in that area, and start getting information from different sources, old journals etc, to find evidence to my topic.

Hot log secondary source:

“Connecticut Slave Population By County And Town In 1774.” Tribunedigital-thecourant. N.p., 29 Sept. 2002. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

“Slavery in the North.” Slavery in the North. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.


2 thoughts on “New London

  1. jacksonbisch

    I really liked how you showed the reader just how many slaves were in New London by comparing it to the amount of slaves in Suffield. Was the “what” in the second line supposed to be a “that”. I like the topic and agree that you should keep going deeper and maybe tell the reader where in Connecticut New London is.


  2. 17mts

    I think your topic is very interesting in relation to our subject and creates a nice layer of foundation for our research. My question is how can you find out whether that is the only place subfield got slaves from. To polish your post I think you could work a little bit with the set up because it’s a little challenging to comprehend what information you’re looking for in your research.



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