The Hanging of Angélique

The Hanging of Angélique

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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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  • ISBN 13: 9780006392798
  • ISBN 10: 0006392792
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 349
  • Size: 7.90" l x 5.30" w x 1.10" h

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