ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

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Many people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada.

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Author Frank Mackey in his Montreal office © courtesy F Mackey

It ended well before Canada came into being as a country, but unlike most areas around the world, it did not come to a sudden end, but rather a more gradual one.

Attitudes and treatment of slaves, mostly blacks, were also slightly different.

The book Done with slavery takes a look at slavery and the transition to freedom in the former French city of Montreal under British control.

A former newspaper journalist, Frank Mackey is a researcher, writer, and author of “Done with Slavery, The Black Fact in Montreal, 1760-1840

 

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