Tag: Segregation

Arthur Cooper
Nantucket History & People

A Look Back … Segregation on Nantucket

by Amy Jenness Despite its reputation as a 19th century antislavery stronghold, Nantucket’s first generations of European settlers owned slaves and the process of integrating the island has at times been a difficult one. In 1659, nine English families purchased large portions of the island and came here to establish […]