Event Summary

Rhode Island initiates the colony's slaving expeditions

Date

1736

Description

James Brown, the first of the mercantile Browns of Providence, sent a ship, the Mary to Africa to acquire slaves for the Brown family's use. His younger brother, Obadiah, served as supercargo on the voyage.

Lecture

Enterprise/Commerce

Timeline 1

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Record ID

1232