INTERACTIVE: Story Map Slavery in Old Abington
Wayne Tucker is an independent writer and researcher living south of Boston, Massachusetts.
1 Hardesty, Jared. (2016). Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston. United Kingdom: NYU Press. Page 114.
2 Hardesty, J. (2020). Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England. United States: University of Massachusetts Press. Preface page xv.
3 Hardesty, J. (2020). Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England. United States: University of Massachusetts Press. Preface page xv.
4 Hardesty makes this claim in the book talk below and several other talks/podcasts. I am trying to find a reasonable print source to link to.
Abington, Mass. First Church records 1714-1949, RG4969. The
Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA
Abington (Mass.)., New England Historic Genealogical Society. (1912). Vital records of Abington, Massachusetts: to the year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund
Bates, J. (1830). Plan of Abington made by James Bates, dated 1830 [Map]
Hardesty, Jared R. (2019). Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England. United States: University of Massachusetts Press.
Hobart, Benjamin (1866). History of the town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement. Boston: T.H. Carter and son.
Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. (1896-1908). Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: A compilation from the archives. Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., State Printers.
Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Muster rolls (index file cards) of the Revolutionary War, 1767-1833. (Digital Collection, Family Search.)
Massachusetts. (Accessed 2021). Guide: Massachusetts Constitution and the Abolition of Slavery. Mass.gov
National Daughters of the Revolution. (2012). Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Service in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. Washington, D.C. .pdf
Peirce, E. Weaver., Mitchell, Zerviah Gould. (1878). Indian history, biography and genealogy: pertaining to the good sachem Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe, and his descendants. With an appendix. North Abington, Mass.: Z. G. Mitchell.
Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum. (2018) New Exhibition at Pilgrim Hall Museum Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth February 24 – December, 30 2018. Plymouth, MA. .pdf press release
Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881
Railton, Ben(2017, July 3). How two Massachusetts slaves won their freedom — and then abolished slavery. Washington Post.
Massachusetts Historical Commission/Abington Historical Commission Documents
In Teweelema, Betty’s Neck and Wampanoag Rye-straw Basketry, artist and researcher Gerry Brion posts further insight into Zerviah Gould Mitchell’s life and details how she and her daughters preserved Wampanoag ways through artistry.
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