Black Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880s by Frank MackeyBlack Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880s by Frank Mackey

Black Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880s

byFrank Mackey

Paperback | April 23, 2004

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A sixteen-year-old slave boy who finds freedom in a most unusual way, a teenage prostitute who does not, a business manager of the 1790s, a fugitive Kentucky slave who makes a name for himself as a jockey and horse trainer - these are some of the people we meet in these thirty stories about black life in and around Montreal between the last days of slavery and the early years of Confederation. The black experience in Montreal during these eighty-odd years, a time in which the city grew into the metropolis of a new country, has remained largely unknown. These stories begin to fill that gap.
Frank Mackey is a copyeditor for the Montreal Gazette and the author of Steamboat Connections: Montreal to Upper Canada, 1816-1843. He is currently working on a scholarly history of Blacks in eighteenth and nineteenth century Montreal. "
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Title:Black Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.69 inPublished:April 23, 2004Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773527362

ISBN - 13:9780773527362

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