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

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

by Afua Cooper

HarperCollins | November 28, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 in

Published: November 28, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006392792

ISBN - 13: 9780006392798

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

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

by Afua Cooper

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 in

Published: November 28, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006392792

ISBN - 13: 9780006392798

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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.

About the Author

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 five volumes of poetry, including the acclaimedCopper Woman. Dr. Cooper has taught history at the University of Toronto.