ENGINEER LOAMMI BALDWIN, URBAN SLAVERY, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DRY DOCK #1 AT GOSPORT SHIPYARD

Date & Time: Saturday, February 19 | 1:30 pm

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex

When Dry Dock #1 at today’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard was built in the 1830s, the labor necessary to complete it included enslaved stonecutters who were paid for their expertise. Hiring out skilled slaves caused controversy, but not for the reasons you might think. Discover more about this fascinating piece of Shipyard history when Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein, Teaching Lecturer in History at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, presents her research, first published in the journal Labor in 2007.

Date

Feb 19 2022

Time

1:30 pm