- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial (Nov. 28 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0006392792
- ISBN-13: 978-0006392798
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Hanging Of Angelique Paperback – Nov 28 2006
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About the Author
AFUA COOPER holds a Ph.D. in African Canadian history, with specialties in slavery and abolition. She is the co-author of ‘We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up’: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History, which won the prestigious Joseph Brant Award for History. She is also one of Canada’s most versatile poets and has published five volumes of poetry, including the acclaimed Copper Woman. Dr. Cooper has taught history at the University of Toronto.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you think that Canada was never a slave society, if you think of Canada simply as the safe haven at the end of the Underground Railroad, you need to read this book. What made Canada the destination for escaped U.S. slaves was a law banning the importation of slaves - this law did not free a single slave, and Canada did not free its slaves until England forced us to. And while living conditions for Canadian slaves may have been better than those on big plantations in the American south, they were by no means pleasant.
While Angelique herself left no personal records behind, Dr. Cooper meticulously pieces together court records to paint a picture of the events leading up to the fire. Instead of exonerating Angelique, Dr. Cooper elucidates the reasons why she may have started the fire, if indeed she did.
"The Hanging of Angelique" is an important piece of Canadian history.
Although the author seems to take a particular slant in this true story, it is not by any means a difinitive opinion. It is fairly steadily paced and colourful enough to hold the attention of even reluctant readers, and leaves plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
If love reading history notations and cronological dates. You will love this book.
If you were looking for a story around the facts of the historical event. You will be really as disapointed as I was.