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From: Mona Andrée Rainville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] slave baptisms
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 10:34:28 -0500
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Hi Pam and all,

In 1960, the recently passed away Marcel Trudel published a Dictionnary
of Salves in New France. It lists over 4,000 slaves, about one third of
which were black. The book also names the owners, some of whom were
clergy. You can well imagine the rocky reception this book received at
the time.

Also, there is a black slaves cemetery in Quebec, in Saint-Armand in the
Eastern Townships. It is marked by a sing that says "Negro Cemetery".
The owners of the land where it is situated have attempted to get rid of
it, and would have succeeded was it not for the citizens of the village
who are determined to see the cemetery protected.

More about this, here:



Pam Tessier wrote:
> Listers,
> The PRDH in CD format allows you to search by word. By entering
> "esclavage" or "esclave" we (the museum where I volunteer) have been
> able to fill a binder with the reords of slave baptisms.
> Unfortunately the on-line edition does not allow searches using just one
> descriptive word so I'd be glad to look up any names you think may have
> belonged to slaves in Quebec.
> Please contact me off list.
> Pam
> Penetanguishene, ON
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