For the classroom 8-12

Changing the world towards peace and justice: The life of Paul Cuffe (1759–1817) Simon Webb

As a teenager, Paul Cuffe (pronounced ‘Cuffee’) lived on his family’s farm in Massachusetts, USA, but he had a feeling that he wasn’t going to spend his whole life farming. The Atlantic Ocean was right on his doorstep, and he thought that if only he had a small boat, he would be able to fill it with good things like barrels of dried cod from Massachusetts, and make money selling them to other people who lived on the coast, and on nearby islands like Nantucket.

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