Ten Hills Farm Chapter Summary

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Written by C.S Manegold and categorizing as a historical non-fiction book, Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North is a 265 page book published by the Princeton University Press in 2010. Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North emphasizes five generation slave owners during the colonial times in New England. John Winthrop was an important figure during this time and ultimately became the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Exploring until coming across a 600 acre land that would later become a slave inhabited area he created a colony. “City upon a Hill” was an ideology that the colony would be looked upon by the people.
From the beginning of time, migration was a contributing factor to traditions
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Most of the content we are taught in American History I, we cannot remember as we were not alive to live it. We are taught in American History I that tension and disagreeing, lead to revolt, sometime even war. This book introduces the 1600’s with John Winthrop on a voyage for the Barbados. His goal was to establish a successful plantation with the use of slaves or indentured servants, which were people who were working until their debts were paid off. In chapter 2, Colonization and Conflicts, of Exploring American Histories, it teaches us in wanting to separate from the Church of England, the Puritans sailed across the sea looking for refuge from them. During the colonial time, slavery was seen more as a result of the Pequot war. After the war, the captured Native Americans were held and traded or sold to other elites. With each family, it was common to have one to two slaves if not more. Often, slaves were sold to reestablish economy downfall in result of wars. On voyages, slaves were taken by the families to help do the labor. During the colonial times it was hard for slaves. Envisioning the pain and frustration they went through as a result of being seen as savages and catastrophic, is not something that gives pleasure. This book also aligns with the content we have received about the formation of the thirteen colonies. The Puritans sailed across the sea, they are what started the revolt against the Church of England. Little did they know that later on, other colonies would join forces in order to officially split away from the

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