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Slaves and Masters
Ten Hills Farm
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Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of the North, the saga of 150 years of slavery at a 600-acre farm that today is a National Historic site managed by The Royall House, is now available in a KINDLE format, and through major booksellers worldwide.


Princeton University Press

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"Full of rich historical detail, this is a story that needed to be told." Kirkus Reviews

"Riveting and wrenching ... quite simply one of the best works of history I've read in a long time." --Steven Hahn, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Nation under Our Feet

"C. S. Manegold's admirable clarity, dazzling intelligence, and resourceful reporting well serve the story of the North's participation in U.S. slavery. Ten Hills Farm is a feat of historical excavation..." -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

"Lays bare the deep slavery connections that enriched early New England..." -- Library Journal, Dec. 2009


Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North explores the deeply interlaced patterns of slavery in New England, Africa, the Caribbean and slavery in the American South by following the stories of three families of wealthy colonists who made their lives on a sprawling Massachusetts estate first owned by John Winthrop. The third family to own that ground provided Harvard College with a legacy that became the seed of Harvard Law School.

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