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Cuban Slavery and Northern Wealth: The Gibsons’ Time in Cuba
Detail of map by B. May y Ca, (1853). Mapa de la Isla de Cuba y plano de la Habana, 1853. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT. https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/15821933
Join the Gibson House Museum’s virtual talk discussing the experiences of the Gibsons and other Bostonians working in and traveling to Cuba and their involvement with the Triangular Trade and slavery.
In the 1830s, John Gardiner Gibson, the patriarch of the Gibson family, worked as a sugar trader for a major Cuban export company. At the time, Cuba was on the way to becoming the world’s leading sugar producer, depending heavily on enslaved labor to support the industry. In this important program, historian Stephen Chambers, author of 'No God but Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery,' and Ph.D. candidate Maddie Webster, who recently uncovered new information about the Gibsons’ link withView more
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