Slavery in British Quebec and Lower Canada is the subject of this database. Various authors have given us insight into slavery in the Montreal area, the Eastern townships and basically what slavery looked like in Lower Canada in the late 1700s
The following quotations are taken fromA Short History of Slavery in Canada by Jean Bellefeuille
“Slavery became a common practice in New France and the Church became the largest slave owner.”
“In fact, the ports are the first places where slaves are put to work.”
“The historian Marcel Trudel has counted 4,092 slaves throughout Canadian history, of which 2,692 were Indians (the favorites of French settlers) and 1,400 Blacks (the favorites of English settlers) owned by approximately 1,400 masters.”.
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