Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How Did Middle Class Farmers in Colonial New York Interact with Slavery? A Talk by Travis M. Bowman

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2 pm
Huxley Theater

Usually considered a Southern issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in colonial and revolutionary era New York. Join Travis M. Bowman, senior curator at the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, as he examines how slavery evolved in New York under the Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was used at a local and personal level among middle class farmers in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.



Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers

Two Men Pointing at a Boy by Jan Luyken, c. 1711
Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam