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Scots for Sale:
The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century New England

presented by Diane Rapaport
March 22, 7:00pm in Memorial Hall

In 1651 and 1652, two shiploads of Scottish war prisoners arrived in Boston, on the Unity and the John and Sara. Sold for terms averaging five to eight years, these captive Scots labored at the Massachusetts ironworks, at sawmills in Maine and New Hampshire, and in towns and farms all over New England. Their unwilling immigration is a little-known chapter of colonial history.

Diane has spent years tracing the fate of the 17th century Scottish was prisoners, and she will share stories of these exiled Scotsmen with a special focus on Essex County.

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