Joshua Ostroff // Colonial #Canada Had #Slavery For More Than 200 Years. And Yes, It Still Matters Today

Colonial Canada Had Slavery For More Than 200 Years. And Yes, It Still Matters Today – Unlike our American cousins, Canada did not itself end its slavery — in fact, in 1777 slaves began fleeing Canada for Vermont, which had just abolished slavery. It took Britain to finally outlaw the practice across their entire empire in 1834.

You may not have known this because, well, social media isn’t the only place where we curate our lives, humble-bragging our best moments and hiding our shames.

That’s how our history gets written, too.

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