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Thread #94726   Message #1835855
Posted By: Marion
16-Sep-06 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: Songs of Canadian slavery?
Subject: Songs of Canadian slavery?
Hello gang. Does anybody know of any traditional songs that are associated with Canada's slave era? I'd also be interested in hearing of modern songs on the top.

Quick historical synopsis: although this is not widely discussed, there were slaves in Canada for about 200 hundred years, ending in 1834 when slavery was abolished across the British empire. In the earlier period, most slaves were natives, and in the end, most were black. Most slavery took place in Lower Canada (now Quebec), so any songs springing directly out of it would probably be in French.

Thanks, Marion