Answer the following questions using this blank worksheet, and the list of Almshouse Admissions, November 9, 1758 – December 31, 1774 (386.87 kB):
1. How many African-American women were listed only by their first name? How many African-American men were listed only by their first name? How many male and female Indians were listed by their first name?
2. Were any non-African-American or Indian men or women listed with only first names?
3. Was this practice of first name only meant as a lack of respect, an indication that they were escaped slaves, or some other reason?
4. When was the first instance of African-American and Indian men admitted with both first and last names? Did this then become the general practice?
5. When was the first instance of African-American and Indian women admitted with both first and last names?
6. In what decade did slavery end in Massachusetts?
7. In 1774, what do you think it meant by saying Indian women belonged to ‘Natick’ and ‘Nantucket’?