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. Recently 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.