As part of the ongoing "Why Canada Matters" Speakers Series, the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University will host a virtual event for Sarah Chute, a PhD student at the University of Toronto.
The history of slavery in Canada can only be understood in a comparative and transnational context. Proximity to the United States and the wider Atlantic world shaped enslaved people’s experiences in bondage in the Maritime colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Their stories help us grasp the vast, violent, and insidious power of slavery in North America and give nuance to the opportunities they seized and obstacles they faced as a result of their enslavement in what would later become part of Canada.
This event will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4-5:15pm Eastern Time, 1-2:15pm Pacific Time.
For more information, including to register for the free event, please visit here