Slavery and Black presence in Quebec History
This is a personal project (part of my Essential Counter Histories project) to begin to attempt to trace some direct and indirect examples of the participation of Black individuals and culture in Quebec’s long and complex historical narrative. I will also be including some comparative references for Black experiences “elsewhere” in the world, and even some less-established and occasionally controversial ideas that at the very least allow for some perspective on the usual narratives. In other words, readers should verify all sources and come to their own conclusions!
KEEP IN MIND, I HAVE ONLY JUST STARTED, AND THERE ARE HUGE GAPS IN THIS DOCUMENT!
That's right, this is a live working document, and as of February 17th I have only begun to add examples of Black presence and links to sources for up to and around 1775. So, yes, please feel free to send specific suggestions to me at email@example.com or to tweet resources and historical contribution examples to @paulrombo or to #blackhistoryLEARN
Students can browse the clickable slideshow below. Or view it in a separate window
Teachers can open the Google Slides versionto read the presentation notes for extra links and explanations for why I added these traces in the first place.
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