Canada's Forgotten Slaves : Two Hundred Years of Bondage

By: TRUDEL, Marcel D'ALLAIRE, Micheline TOMBS, George

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TRUDEL, Marcel. Canada's Forgotten Slaves : Two Hundred Years of Bondage. With the collaboration of Micheline D'Allaire. Translated from the French byGeorge Tombs. (Montreal) : Vehicule Press, (2012). Pp (6),7-323,(1). ndex. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers, lettered in black. "Canada's Forgotte n Slaves is a ground-breaking work by one of French Canada's leading historians, available for the first time in English. It reveals that slavery was very much a part of everyday life in colonial Canada under both the French and British regimes. By combing through unpublished archival records of theseventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Marcel Trudel was able t o give a human face to the over 4,000 Aboriginal and Black slaves bought, sold and, above all, exploited in colonial Canada. He describes the joys andsorrows of their daily existence, the tasks they performed, the clothes th ey wore and the food they ate, as well as the beatings, rapes and executions they endured at the hands of their masters. He also recounts how some slaves struggled to gain their liberty. Trudel's research reveals the identities of slave owners—-from governors, seigneurs, and military officers, to bishops, priests, nuns, judges, and merchants. He documents Canadian politicians, historians and ecclesiastics who deliberately falsified the record, glorifying their own colonial-era heroes, in order to remove any trace of thethousands of Aboriginal and Black slaves held in bondage for two centuries in Canada." (from the back cover)., Contents : 1. "Give us Negroes!" 2. Le galization of slavery. 3. Nearly 4200 slaves in Quebec. 4. Slave market. 5.Owners at all levels of society. 6. Living conditions of slaves. 7. Slaves and the Sacraments. 8. Crime and punishment. 9. Did slaves have the same r ights as freemen. 10. Debauchery and Marriage. 11. Do Canadians have slave blood. 12. Slaves disappeared one by one. Very good. 15.00

Title: Canada's Forgotten Slaves : Two Hundred Years of Bondage

Author Name: TRUDEL, Marcel D'ALLAIRE, Micheline TOMBS, George

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Publisher: Vehicule Press, Montreal, 2012, ISBN:9781550653274:

Seller ID: 109379

Keywords: QUEBEC CANADA FRENCH CANADIAN SLAVES ESCLAVES SOCIAL HISTORY SLAVERY BLACK STUDIES BLASTU,