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The Logbooks

Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory

Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut’s slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting

Review

“A powerful story, heartbreaking, revealing, and redemptive. The Logbooks invites us to join a voyage of discovery into the ‘triangles’ of the trans-Atlantic slave trade—a deeply personal and empathetic exploration of history, memory, and identity. To lose our grasp on the past, Farrow reminds us, is to become unmoored from our selves.”—John Wood Sweet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Anne Farrow has been on a remarkable journey over the past several years, and this book is a record of that sojourn. In a sense, it is itself a logbook. Farrow’s strong and passionate voice, her deep, even fierce empathy, comes through powerfully as she leads the reader along the path that she took toward a personal engagement with Connecticut’s involvement with slavery—and the slave ‘trade’—challenging the reader to really see this aspect of our history as ‘not a chapter but the book itself.’”—Robert P. Forbes, author of The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America

“Anne Farrow’s book is courageous, captivating, and necessary. Once again, Farrow has demonstrated that she is a masterful historian, educator, and storyteller, guiding readers through yesterday’s hard truths and making connections to today.”—Olivia S. White, executive director, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

“Like the insect that no linger exists anywhere on Earth but is frozen in a fragment of amber, the 80 handwritten pages of Dudley Saltonstall’s logbooks offer a painful glimpse of a vanished past. They are an emissary from that time, proof of something that really happened. They are a powerful form of evidence.”—Anne Farrow, Hartford Courant

“Farrow adds a profoundly emotional dimension to the historical record by providing this documentary evidence of callous indifference. This feature of her book is one of its finest contributions, encouraging readers to understand history in human terms, far beyond the numbing facts and statistics of conventional historical texts.” —Paul Von Blum, Truthdig

“What [Farrow] discovered, long hidden away in the library’s archives, was documented evidence of Connecticut’s deep ties to the profitable slave trade.”—Randall Beach, The New Haven Register

“The story in The Logbooks is essential and relevant to people today.”—Mystic Seaport Magazine

“In this rich, rewarding, and ultimately redemptive book, Anne Farrow invites us to explore the connections between the past and the present, who we are and what we remember. Perhaps no historian has done more to unearth the profound, often forgotten ways in which slavery shaped New England’s history.”—John Wood Sweet, Connecticut History Review

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