ListenMany people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada. – See more at:
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