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003 – Natasha Henry – The History and Legacy of Slavery in Canada

When we think of Canada’s connection to slavery we often think of The Underground Railroad, the network of abolitionists that led escaped American slaves north to freedom. However, too little attention is paid to Canada’s own 200-year history of slavery. The country’s early political culture was strongly pro-slavery and many early Canadian politicians were slaveowners. Slaves of both indigenous and African origin were held in bondage under conditions not unlike those in

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