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THE DISEASED SHIP: A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT NEW ENGLAND'S TWIN PLAGUES

Presenter Meadow Dibble


A majestic Maine-built ship docked at Boston's Long Wharf on August 1, 1819, completing a nearly year-long voyage to West Africa and the West Indies that only a few crew members were fortunate enough to survive. This dramatic story features a prominent Yankee sea captain, a tragedy on the high seas, a viral outbreak, a major political cover-up, and a conspiracy of silence that has lasted two centuries surrounding New England's involvement in the slave trade.


Meadow Dibble, Ph.D., is Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations in Maine, and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Since 2016 she has researched complicity among Cape Cod's sea captains while developing The Atlantic Black Box Project.


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