Slavery in CanadaSlavery in Canada
was not uncommon until the end of the 18th century
. Historian Marcel Trudel has recorded 4092 slaves throughout Canadian history, of which 2692 were Indians
, owned mostly by the French
, and 1400 Blacks
owned mostly by the British
, together owned by approximately 1400 masters.
The region of Montreal dominated with 2077 slaves, compared to 1059 for Quebec City overall and 114 for Trois-Rivières. Several marriages took place between French colonists and slaves: 31 unions with Indian slaves and 8 with black slaves.