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The Resource Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840, Frank Mackey, (electronic resource)

Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840, Frank Mackey, (electronic resource)

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Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840
Title
Done with slavery
Title remainder
the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840
Statement of responsibility
Frank Mackey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 occupations held by blacks, the relationships they had with those they served, their encounters with the judicial and political systems, and the racial mingling that came with intermarriage and apprenticeships. Done with Slavery casts the categories of blackness and slavery in a new light, showing that broad histories of the phenomenon must begin to take into account the specifics of the lives of "marginal" black populations."--pub. desc
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Mackey, Frank
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Studies on the history of Quebec
Series volume
21
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  • Blacks
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Montréal (Québec)
  • Montréal (Québec)
  • Canada
  • Canada
Label
Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840, Frank Mackey, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-579) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ebr10577909
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 604 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, plan, ports
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768441142
Label
Done with slavery : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840, Frank Mackey, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-579) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ebr10577909
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 604 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, plan, ports
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768441142

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