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Module Publication Year: 2021

We would like to thank the following for their contributions to the “Rhode Island, Slavery, and the Slave Trade” module of the EnCompass Project.

  • Providence College partners Mark Caprio, Elizabeth Tietjen, and Rebecca Maxfield of the Phillips Memorial Library Digital Projects
  • RIHS staff members Phoebe Bean, Geralyn Ducady, Jen Galpern, Owen Gibbs, Samantha Hunter-Gibbs, J.D. Kay, Dana-Signe Munroe, and Rebecca Valentine.
  • Main essay by Joanne Pope Melish, Associate Professor Emerita History Department, University of Kentucky
  • Research and writing for object essays by Jen Galpern, Kelvis Hernandez, Yilin (Elaine) Huang, Master’s Candidate, Brown University, and Rebecca Valentine
  • “Additional Resources” page compiled by Sarah Heavren, intern for the Rhode Island Historical Society and student at Providence College
  • Project oversight and editing by Richard Ring, Deputy Executive Director of Collections & Interpretation; Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs, Rhode Island Historical Society; and Samantha Hunter-Gibbs, Education Outreach Manager, Rhode Island Historical Society.
  • A special thank you to those who took the time to review the essays, give feedback, and make suggested edits and improvements.

Rhode Island, Slavery, and the Slave Trade cover image credit: “Am I not a Man?” Detail from Broadside: City of Providence- Philanthropy, Patriotism, Piety, 1832. RIHS Broadside Collection G1157. Rhix34672

This chapter was made possible through major funding from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.