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Lecture: Onions and Sugar: The Connection Between Connecticut Farms and the West Indies

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CT United States

With Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University

From onions to domesticated animals, Connecticut shipped massive amounts of supplies to fuel the sugar produced by slave labor. When the American colonies declared independence, Britain summarily closed access to the islands and in doing so Connecticut’s cash economy came to a grinding halt. The result, even after the Revolution ended, was a total shift in production and in slavery. Join Warshauer as he takes you on an 18th-century voyage through the twists and turns of colonial Connecticut’s changing economy.

The lecture will take place virtually via GoTo Webinar and a link to access the event will be sent when participants register. The event is free but registration is required via our website.

Image: Founders Monument Windsor, CT, Windsor Historical Society

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