CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

Charmaine A. Nelson, “‘Ran Away from Her Master...a Negroe Girl Named Thursday:’ Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, and Trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements.” In Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law: Cruel and Unusual, edited by Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols. Routledge, 2017. Nelson writes:   "While much is known about … Continue reading CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

Nelson on Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements: An Untapped Archive of Resistance | Borealia

Charmaine A. Nelson writes: "Fugitive slave advertisements, claim historians Shane White and Graham White, are “the most detailed descriptions of the bodies of enslaved Africans Americans available.”[1] I would argue that their contention also applies to most regions of the Americas in general, including the territories that were to become Canada, particularly places where abolition … Continue reading Nelson on Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements: An Untapped Archive of Resistance | Borealia