Webinar: Maine and the West Indies Trade with Seth Goldstein

  • Wed, Feb 28, 2024 6:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Description

Historian Seth Goldstein explores how historically Maine’s economy was linked with the plantations of the West Indies. Goldstein discusses the various commodities, such as lumber, draft animals, and salt cod, that Maine supplied to West Indian plantations, where enslaved Africans labored to produce molasses, rum, and other luxury goods that were consumed here in Maine.

Date & Time

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 6:00 PM

Old York Historical Society

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