Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal

Paperback | November 28, 2006

byAfua Cooper

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Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique’s story—now supported by archival illustrations—Cooper builds on 15 years of research to shed new light on a rebellious Portuguese-born black woman who refused to accept her indentured servitude. At the same time, Cooper completely demolishes the myth of a benign, slave-free Canada, revealing a damning 200- year-old record of legally and culturally endorsed slavery.

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Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique’s story—now supported by archival illustrations—Cooper builds on 15 year...

AFUA COPERholds a Ph.D. in African Canadian history, with specialties in slavery and abolition. She is the co-author of -We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up’: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History, which won the prestigiousJoseph Brant Award for History. She is also one of Canada’s most versatile poets and has published fi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006392792

ISBN - 13:9780006392798

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