April 22, 2017

View of Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1859

Enslaved and freed Blacks first arrived in Nova Scotia in the 17th c. In the course of the American Revolutionary war more Blacks sought refuge in Nova Scotia. Slavery was abolished in Canada in 1833. Halifax, a major port city, was deeply enmeshed in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The Illustrated London News, 5 February 1859. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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