The Hanging of Angélique
The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old MontréaleBook - 2011
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vpl_booksjustforyou Sep 14, 2016
In 1734, a catastrophic fire consumed the city of Montréal. Found guilty of starting the blaze, a slave named Marie-Joseph Angélique was tortured, hanged and largely forgotten from recorded history. This riveting account explores Angélique’s life and defiance, providing insight to a widely misund... Read More »
In The Hanging of Angelique, Afua Cooper paints a picture of slavery in early Canada through the story of Marie-Joseph Angelique, a Portuguese-born black slave in New France, who was arrested, tried and found guilty of setting fire to her owner’s home, which spread and burned much of the old city... Read More »
vpl_informationservice Jan 24, 2013
A dramatic retelling of the life of Marie-Joseph Angelique, a Portuguese-born Black slave accused and convicted of burning Old Montreal in 1734.