Warren Middle Passage Resource List

      
Books and Articles
Araujo, Ana L. Politics of memory: makng slavery visible in the public sphere, Routledge, 2016
Arnold, James N., Vital Record of RI, Volume 6, Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891-1912
Baker, Virginia, History of Warren in the War of the Revolution, Virginia Baker, 1901
Baptist, Edward E., The Half has never been told: slavery and the making of American capitalism, Basic Books, 2014
Bartlett, I. H., From slave to citizen: the story of the Negro in RI, Urban League of Greater Rhode Island, 1954
Bartlett, John R. (ed.), Records of the Colony of RI and Providence Plantations in New England, 1678 to 1706, Volume III, Knowles and Anthony, 1858
Berlin, Ira, and Hoffman, Ronald, Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution, University of Illinois, 1986
Bicknell, Thomas W., History and genealogy of the Bicknell Family, and some collected…, Bicknell, 1913
Bicknell, Thomas W., A History of the Town of Barrington, RI, Snow and Farnham, 1898
Bolster, W. Jeffrey, Black Jacks: African American seamen in the age of sail, Harvard University Press, 1997
Clark-Pujara, Christy, Dark work: the business of slavery in RI, New York University Press, 2016
Coleman, Peter J., The Transformation of RI, 1790-1860, Brown University Press, 1963
Cottrol, Robert J., The Afro-Yankees: Providence’s Black community in the Antebellum Era, Greenwood Press, 1982
Coughtry, Jay, The Notorious triangle: RI and the African slave trade, 1700-1807, Temple University Press, 1981
Farrow, A., Lang,J. and Frank,J., Complicity: how the North promoted, prolonged and profited from slavery, Ballantine Books, 2006
Geake, Robert A., and Spears, Loren, From slaves to soldiers: the First RI Regiment in the American Revolution, Westholm Publishing, 2016
Greene, Lorenzo J., The Negro in colonial New England, 1620-1776, Columbia University Press, 1942
Grundset, Eric G., Forgotten patriots: African-American and American Indian patriots in the Revolutionary War…, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2008
Herndon, Ruth W., Unwelcome Americans: living on the margin in Early New England, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
Herndon, Ruth W., and Senator, Ella W., “The Right to a name: Narragansett people and Rhode Island officials in the Revolutionary era”, Ethnohistory, vol 44, no. 3, Summer, 1997, pp. 433-62.
Horton, James O., and Horton, Lois E, Slavery and public history: the tough stuff of American memory, University of North Carolina Press, 2009
Johnston, William D., Slavery in RI, 1775-1776, Papers from the Historical Seminary of Brown University, 1894
Jones, Daniel P., The Economic and social transformation of rural RI, 1780-1850, Northeastern University Press, 1992
Kaplan, Sidney, The Black presence in the era of the American Revolution,
University of Massachusetts Press, 1989
Lin, Rachel C., “The RI slave traders: Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers”, Slavery and Abolition, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 21-38
Manegold, C. S., Ten Hills Farm: the forgotten history of slavery in the North, Princeton University Press, 2009
Mason, Alverdo H., Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, A. H. Mason, 1903
Melish, Joanne Pope, Disowning slavery: gradual emancipation and ‘race’ in New England, 1780-1860, Cornell University Press, 2000
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Minority military service in RI, 1775-1783, 1988
Newell, Margaret F., Brethren by nature: New England Indians, colonists, and the origins of American slavery, Cornell University Press, 2015
Pierson, William D., Black Yankees: the development of an Afro-American subculture in 18th Century New England, University of Massachusetts Press, 1988
Popek, Daniel M., “They Fought Bravely, But Were Unfortunate”…..: the story of Rhode Island’s Black Regiment…, Anchor House, 2015
Register of Seaman’s Protection Certificates from the Providence, RI Customs Districts, 1796-1870
RI Black Heritage Society, Creative survival: The Providence Black community in the nineteenth century, RI Black Heritage Society, 1995
RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, Warren, RI, Statewide Preservation Report B-W-1, RI Historic Preservation Commission, 1975
Rider, Sidney, S., An Historical inquiry concerning the attempt to raise a regiment of slaves by RI during the War of Revolution, S. S. Rider, 1880
Roediger, D. and Blatt, M. H. (eds.), The Meaning of slavery in the North, Garland Publishing, 1999
SenGupta, Gunja, From slavery to poverty, New York University Press, 2009
Slavery and Justice: Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, Brown University, 2007
Stachiw, Myron O., Negro cloth: Northern industry and Southern slavery, Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, 1981
Stewart, Rowena, Blacks in RI: a heritage discovered, Black Heritage Society of RI, no date.
Sweet, John W., Bodies politic: negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830, University of Penn. Press, 2003
Taylor, Maureen, Runaways, deserters, and notorious villains from RI…, Picton Press, 2001
Van Buskirk, Judith L., Standing in their own light: African American patriots in the American Revolution, University of Oklahoma, 2017
Walker, Anthony, So few the brave (RI Continentals) 1775-1783, Seafield Press, 1981
Walker, James D., Minority military service in Rhode Island, 1775-1783, Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1988
Warren, Wendy, New England bound: slavery and colonization in early America, S. I. Liveright, 2016
Whiting, Gloria M., “Race, slavery and the problem of numbers in early New England: a view from probate court”, William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 77, no. 3, July, 2020, pp. 405-440
Youngken, Richard C., African Americans in Newport,: an introduction to the heritage of African Americans in Newport, RI, 1770-1945, RI Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission and RI Black Heritage Society, 1995
Primary Sources
Aaron Lopez Papers and Aaron Lopez Account Book, Newport Historical Society
Aaron Lopez Papers, New York Jewish Historical Society
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, Town of Warren, 1774-1844
Regimental Book: RI Regiment for 1781
Rhode Island State Archives
Warren Tax List, Town of Warren, 1785, 1780, 1786, 1787
Warren Town Records Collection, 1746-1811, Volume 1, Parts 1 & 2, Newport Historical Society
Warren Town Records Collection, 1765-1826, RI Historical Society
Wills and Inventories of the Town of Warren, Volume 1, 1747-1789, Volume 2, 1789-1802, Volume 3, 1810-1819
 
Theses
Clark-Pujara, Christy, Slavery, emancipation, and Black freedom in RI, 1652-1842, Thesis, University of Iowa, 2009
Glickman, Jessica, A War at the heart of man: The Structure and construction of ships bound for
Africa, Thesis, University of RI, 2015
Kimball, Eric, An Essential Link in a Vast Chain: New England and the West Indies, 1700-1775
University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Morrill, Rebecca, Religion and social influences upon the Anti-Slavery Movement in RI, 1773-1799, Thesis, Brown University, 1989
Whiting, Gloria, African families, American stories: Black kin and community in early New England, Thesis, Harvard University, 2015
 
Websites
Boston Middle Ceremonies Passage and Port Markers Project Ceremony https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1197937413633542
Internet Archives archive.org
MA, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 ancestry.com
Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project https://www.middlepassageproject.org
Military Records fold3.com
RI Historic Cemetery Commission Database  rihistoriccemeteries.org
RI, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 ancestry.com
RI, Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 ancestry.com
Slavery in the North  www.slavenorth.com
US Census Bureau uscensus.gov
US Revolutionary War Rolls ancestry.com
Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database slavevoyages.org
Warren, RI Wills and Inventories ancestry.com
Recent Writings About Race
 
Fiction
Adichie, Chimamanda N., Americanah, Knopf, 2013
Beatty, Paul, The Sellout, Farrah, Straus, & Giroux, 2015
McBride, James, Deacon King Kong, Riverhead Books, 2020
Reid, Kiley, Such a fun age, Random House, 2017
Thomas, Angie, The hate u give, Balzer & Bray, 2017
Whitehead, Colson, The Underground Railroad: a novel, Doubleday, 2018
Winters, Ben H., Underground Airlines, Mulholland Books, 2017
Nonfiction
Benes, Peter, ed., Slavery/Antislavery in New England, 28th Dublin Seminar, Boston University, 2005
Bennett, Juda, et.al., The Toni Morrison Book Club, University of Wisconsin, 2020
Blight, David, Frederick Douglass: prophet of freedom, Harvard University, 2020
Coates, Ta-Nahisi, Between the world and me, Spiegel and Grau, 2015
Coates, Ta-Nahisi, We were eight years in power: an American tragedy, One World, 2015
Dyson, Michael E., Long time coming: reckoning with race in New England, St. Martin’s, 2020
Kendi, Ibram and Blain, Keisha, Four hundred souls: a community history, New World, 2021
Kendi, Ibram, Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history…., Nation Books, 2016
Oliver, Stephanie S., ed., Black ink: literary legends…., Atria, 2018
Stevenson, Brian, Just mercy: a story of justice…., Spiegel and Grau, 2014
Taylor, Candace, Overground Railroad: the Green Book….Abrams, 2020
Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste: the origins of our discontent, Random House, 2020
Wilkerson, Isabel, The Warmth of other suns: the epic….Random House, 2010
May, 2021 rev