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Author Mackey, Frank.

Title Done with slavery [electronic resource] : the Black fact in Montreal, 1760-1840 / Frank Mackey.

Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 604 p. : ill., facsims., maps, plan, ports.
Series Studies on the history of Quebec ; 21
Studies on the history of Quebec ; 21.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-579) and index.
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.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Language Includes some text in French.
Subject Blacks -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History.
Slavery -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History.
Blacks -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- Social conditions.
Montréal (Québec) -- Race relations -- History.
Montréal (Québec) -- History.
Canada -- History -- 1763-1791.
Canada -- History -- 1791-1841.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0773535780
9780773583115 (e-book)

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