Slavery in Canada

Slavery in Canada was not uncommon until the end of the 18th century. Historian Marcel Trudel has recorded 4092 slaves throughout Canadian history, of which 2692 were Indians, owned mostly by the French, and 1400 Blacks owned mostly by the British, together owned by approximately 1400 masters.

The region of Montreal dominated with 2077 slaves, compared to 1059 for Quebec City overall and 114 for Trois-Rivières. Several marriages took place between French colonists and slaves: 31 unions with Indian slaves and 8 with black slaves.


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