The Hanging Of Angelique

November 28, 2006|
The Hanging Of Angelique by Afua 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.

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 versat...
Title:The Hanging Of AngeliqueFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 inPublished:28 novembre 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006392792

ISBN - 13:9780006392798

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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