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Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840

Author: Frank Mackey
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
Series: Studies on the history of Quebec, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through close examination of archival and contemporary sources, Mackey uncovers largely unknown aspects of the black transition from slavery to freedom. While he considers the changing legal status of slavery, much of the book provides a detailed and nuanced reconstruction of the circumstances of black Montrealers and their lived experience. The resulting picture is remarkably complex, showing the variety of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Mackey
ISBN: 9780773535787 0773535780
OCLC Number: 320185559
Language Note: Includes some text in French.
Description: [ix], 604 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
What slavery? --
There ought to be a law --
Still counting --
Things as they were --
Deer out of a cage --
On steamboats --
Jacks of all trades --
Political colours --
The colour of justice --
Shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm --
One thousand characters in search of an author or two --
Appendix I : Newspaper notices --
Appendix II : Slavery in the judges' eyes --
Appendix III : Spoils of war --
Appendix IV : The King v. Alexander Grant, George Nixon and Moses Powell Wormley.
Series Title: Studies on the history of Quebec, 21.
Responsibility: Frank Mackey.
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