Category Archives: Slavery


The Tragic Life and End of a Little Black Woman “Marie-Josèphe-Angélique” As the story goes without any solid evidence this is an abstract of what took place. Marie-Joseph Angélique was the black slave of a rich widow in Montreal. According … Continue reading

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Slavery in Canada

Slavery in Canada includes both that practiced by First Nations from earliest times and that under European colonization. While Britain did not ban slavery in present-day Canada (and the rest of colonies) until 1833, the practice of slavery was ended … Continue reading

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Harriet Ann Jacobs

Harriet Ann Jacobs 1813-1897, age 84 She was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs wrote an autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, first serialized … Continue reading

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Slaves processing tobacco in 17th-century Virginia The first recorded Africans in British North America (including most of the future United States) were “20 and odd negroes” who came to Jamestown, Virginia via Cape Comfort in August 1619 as indentured servants. … Continue reading

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