"Cover Story" piece on slavery in Maine, which was a part of Massachusetts until
"Cover Story" piece on slavery in Maine, which was a part of Massachusetts until 1820, and slavery was legal in Massachusetts until 1783. According to the estimates of Randolph Stakeman, a Bowdoin history professor who wrote "Slavery in Colonial Maine" for the fall, 1987 edition of the Maine Historical Quarterly, there were probably never more than 500 or 600 slaves in Maine at one time. With accounts of Maine slaves who served in the American Revolution, Portland's Underground Railroad, and Nathaniel Gordon of Portland, the only American slavetrader ever sentenced to death for slavetrading. Gordon was hanged in New York on Nov. 21, 1862.
Bruce, Noah, ""Cover Story" piece on slavery in Maine, which was a part of Massachusetts until" (2001). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 461.
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