Canada’s Forgotten Slaves: Two Centuries of Bondage – Marcel Trudel

Canada’s Forgotten Slaves: Two Centuries of Bondage

Author: Marcel Trudel

English translation by: George Tombs

http://www.vehiculepress.com/q.php?EAN=9781550653274

The attached deals with a book at the QFHS Library in Pointe-Claire, Québec within theEstelle Brisson cabinet by Marcel Trudel entitled L’esclavage au Canada français“. This book of 324 pages has been translated into the English language by George Tombs and based from comments from reviewers, George Tombs did a well done translation.

Based on the writings of the late Marcel Trudel, there were 4,185 legally owned slaves in Nouvelle France from 1689 to 1759.

Governor Jacques-René de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville, governor of Nouvelle France from 1685 to 1689, had secured from King of France Louis XIV permission for some of the privileged “Seigneurs of Nouvelle France” to keep slaves in the French North American colony – France itself had abolished slavery but allowed the practice in its colonies.

Many family researchers in Québec are not aware of the content of Marcel Trudel’s book about slavery in New France, perhaps to be associated somehow with slavery might not be a subject we care to explore too deeply.

We might not like what we may find about our ancestors in Nouvelle France.

Book in question, English language version, translated by George Tombs, available at Véhicule Press

255 pages –

ISBN10: 155065327X

ISBN13:  9781550653274

CDN $27.95

 

Posted on March 30, 2014, in Social history. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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