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Fact #7 (deck-of-cards)

Deck of Cards

Each of the suits in a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the Middle Ages. Heart represented the Church; Spades represented the military; Clubs represented agriculture; and Diamonds represented the merchant class.

The Middle Passage: 1699

Date: May, 6th 2013 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre