Thursday, February 09, 2012

Debating Slavery in Montreal

I missed Frank McKay's Done With Slavery, a 2010 study of black life in Montreal between the conquest and the union of 1841. But George Elliott Clarke recently took note of it in a newspaper review.
A few years ago, a prominent Canadian statistician and I debated whether there were slaves in colonial Canada and whether their lot was hard — or as hard as it was for African-American slaves.
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