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Allegra di Bonaventura

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Historian Allegra di Bonaventura will discuss her book, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England; The public is invited to attend this first lecture in the East Lyme Historical Society’s 2014 Lecture Series. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated.
Based on di Bonaventura’s into the diary of Joshua Hempstead, farmer and tradesman in New London, this book reveals much about family life in colonial New England. Hempstead’s household included a slave, Adam Jackson, owned by Hempstead for over 30 years. Di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship, and traces the intertwining stories of the Hempstead and Jackson families until the eve of the Revolutionary War. The common struggle to survive often blurred the lines between slavery and freedom, as di Bonaventura elegantly depicts.

Location:

East Lyme Police Station
278 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357

Cost:

Free

Contact:

(860)739-6070
www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org

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