(PDF KINDLE) [The Hanging of Angeliue The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal] é Afua Cooper
50 The woman described in this ad would likely have commanded a good price uebec Gazette February 23 1769Mr Prenties has to sell a negro woman aged
25 YEARS W AN IMPORTANT AND years w An important and read that revealed my ignorance about the depth of enslavement in Canada For example I didn t now that some American states abolished slavery before Canada did leading some people enslaved here to escape to those states Of course there is so much I didn t now And thankfully some that I did This book somewhat obviously should be reuired reading in Canadian high school history classes if not earlier as excerpts Good read A good introduction to slavery in Canada I didn t now about how and when slavery was conducted in Canada and under what circumstances for the slaves involved and so the text was informative The author tries to stretch her lack of material and authority on the life of this one slave and tries to present to the audience an authoritative text on slavery in Canada which it is not Unlike Edward S Morgan in American Slavery American Freedom she s not drawing from a wealth of resources about the protagonist and some of her material instead of providing insightful background seems superfluous and unnecessary to understanding the protagonist and her plight The book would have been better as historical fiction drama I do like her attempt to give this black woman her voice and provide her with the agency that she was robbed of during her lifetime But we can t escape the fact that the small amount of material available on her was written and therefore interpreted by elite white men and an attempt to give the protagonist a voice can only be done with this white elite possibly slave holding voice needless to say when the protagonist voice Needless to say when the protagonist asserting her voice it is actually the author s voice that the reader hears The author does try to explain the multifacetious nature of slavery in Canada but doesn t succeed in attaching all of it s characteristics onto this one character On the one hand she demonstrates that all slaves didn t live the same lives but then without hard evidence suggests that Angeliue could have possibly experienced every degradation attached to slavery An additional stretch was the claim that this slave s court documents were in effect the first slave narrative ever The author s argument was essentially that since not all slave narratives were a accurate and b written by the former slaves their selves but embellished accounts of slavery that supported abolitionist ends that we can take these court documents where the protagonist has no say in the writing and interpretation of her story and see them as a narrative I don t think that Angeliue would agree It s inconsistent to say that due to the nature of the material and the position and status of it s authors the protagonist was robbed of her voice and her self and then say that these same texts can be used as her story that she would have agreed to and possibly would have published had she had the means to do so Again it was a good introduction to the topic of slavery in Canada but in order to go deeper further research is necessar. Irst person accounts by than forty years these records constitute what is arguably the oldest slave narrative in the New WorldCooper sheds new light on the largely misunderstood or ignored history of slavery in Canada She refutes the myth that Canada was a haven at the end of the Underground Railroad Cooper also provides a context for Canada in the larger picture of transatlantic slavery while re creating the tragic life of one woman who refused to accept bondage. ,
This is a chronicle of not just the presence of enslaved black bodies
In Canada But Also Canada but also narrative voice of black bodies in Canada but also the narrative voice of black in Canada I love how Ms Cooper takes Ang liue s invisible and marginalized story and places it at the center of Canadian national consciousness In this era of truth and reconciliation Blacks are right behind Aboriginal peoples to have our truths reconciled In the height of the narrative control of the eighteenth century The Hanging of Ang liue reemerges in resistance and demands to be seen and heard Through this book Afua Cooper fights against marginalization My being educated in the US maybe particularly in Texas I now only a few trite half thoughts about French colonization of the New World The Big One Trite The French were unsuccessful colonizers Better French colonizers were spread out in many places in the New World Better Here in Texas colonizers live through their descendant s genetic makeup I have a French ancestor generations back I had a great grandmother who was raised by her French stepmother Better New Orleans and south has French surnamed people who still eep some of pronunciation of places and people The French ancestors live through their descendants
Keeping Some Of The some of the altered to meet New World foodstuffs availableBack to this book Because Cooper ismwriting of a woman who either did not write or did not write thoughts Cooper had to re create scenarios as best she could Yet Cooper often refrains from the troubling subjunctive mood and avoids the indecisive indicative conditional tense as much as possibleDid Cooper grow up Catholicis Catholicstudied Catholicism Well in any case she got the Catholic value system and hierarchy right And she got the judicial machinations and the Catholic confession murder style right in a land where Catholicism was next to King in the social hierarchyWhat would I have liked to have seen What not be available in Canada Slavery conditions in the city of Montreal Because Canada does not remember slavery in its approved school textbooks much information about Canadian Slavery has been suppressedOverall Cooper did as well as she possibly could And she really did her best She did research for 15 years she did researchWell done I hope they re teaching this book in schools because the only story I remember being fed about Canadian slavery was the one about how we saved American slaves via the underground railroad Here s the other story a century earlier of how parts of Canada happily ept slaves Angeliue was one of them until she rebelled and burned down a chunk of Montreal allegedly and they tortured and hung her for it Every Canadian should read this This is the book that got away This means I owe Dr Cooper an apology Around the time this book came out I was in Montreal There was an exhibit about the fire and part of the exhibit was a section about whether Angeliue was guilty or innocent of the crime of arson It was a very interesting exhibit This book was being sold in several stores and I was very very tempted to buy it I didn t mostly because of budgeting But I should have broken my budget because I always During the night of April 10 1734 Montréal burned Marie Joseph Angéliue a twenty nine year old slave was arrested tried and found guilty of starting the blaze that consumed forty six buildings Suspecting that she had not acted alone and angered that she had maintained her innocence Angéliue's condemners tortured her after the trial She confessed but named no accomplices Before Angéliue was hanged she was paraded through the city Afterward her corpse was burne. .
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Egretted it Ah the wonders of the internet Marie Joseph Angeliue was a slave Yes a slave Canada had slavery Perhaps the
Greatest Sin Is That Thissin is that this not common nowledge and is swept under the carpet In the States we acknowledge slavery though there are still racist and stupid people who try to make slavery out not to be that bad Honestly if you haven t seen Ask a Sla An extremely engaging and meticulously detailed and well researched telling of Canadian history and slavery through the story of one enslaved woman in Montreal and her trial and execution after burning large parts of the city in 1734 I learned so much about early Canadian history and the role of slavery in the economy at that time And I loved the author s perspective on Angeliue and the way she explored this young woman s life and possible feelings and motivations I certainly agree with her perspective on Angeliue s motive for the fire This books helps shatter the completely false narrative of Canada having no history of slavery one which intentionally erases the clear and obvious centuries of slavery to create Canada as a civil and just place Before I read this book I didn t The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice know that Canadians were willing participants in the slave trade They enslaved African Americans and Native Canadians and treated them like possessions just like they did in the United States I also didn tnow that John Graves Simcoe was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada Something I hadn t ever considered before was also brought to my attention the Portuguese initiated the slave trade Afua Cooper belives that the collection of I m part way through The Hanging of Angeliue which is about the Atlantic Slave Trade in Canada I now that Canadian history rarely if ever talks about our history of slavery so this whole book has been both appalling and eye opening for mereturnreturnBasically Angeliue was accused of burning down Montreal in the 1700s the book s at home right now so I m fuzzy on the in the 1700s the book s at home right now so I m fuzzy on the She had been a slave coming out of Portugal I am learning so much about the Atlantic Slave Trade this school year between my class on Forced Free Immigration to Latin America and this book been taken to New York and then brought up to Canada The author who dedicates the book to our then new Govenor General believes that Angeliue s testimony about herself and her life may be the first Slave Narrative in North America because she goes into so much detail about her experiences as a Slave and about her ragereturnreturnIt s a hard read for me because I like the idea that Canada is a Post Racist Utopia I want to believe our only connection to the Slave Trade in North America is the end of the Underground Railway But it s not And just like we shouldn t ignore Africville here in Halifax or Priceville in Ontario we shouldn t ignore thisreturnreturnSadly none of my reading right now at all is fluffy
Or Even Fiction So I Have Noeven fiction so I have no but if you want to get an idea of what s going on in Canadian historic circles right now this may be a good book 1 In the post Conuest period a woman skilled in housework could fetch between 30 and. D Angéliue who had been born in Portugal faded into the shadows of Canadian history vaguely remembered as the alleged arsonist behind an early catastrophic fireThe result of fifteen years of research The Hanging of Angéliue vividly tells the story of this strong willed woman Afua Cooper draws on extensive trial records that offer in Angéliue's own words a detailed portrait of her life and a sense of what slavery was like in Canada at the time Predating other ,