Picture of Afua Cooper giving a speach

Aspects of the Triangular Slave Trade in Canada

with Dr. Afua Cooper
25 November, 2015

The Oppenheimer Chair, in collaboration with the McGill Institute of Comparative Law and the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University are pleased to welcome Dr. Afua Cooper as part the seminar series ‘Slavery Old and New: Labour Exploitation Through the Ages and Around the Globe’.

Where in Montreal: Room 107 (by video-conference) of Burnside Hall, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke West
Where in Toronto: Stedman Lecture Hall 120E, York University

A lunch will be served at McGill University. Please RSVP at oppenheimer@mcgill.ca for Montreal attendance.

The speaker
Dr. Cooper is Chair of the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in African Canadian history and African Diaspora from the University of Toronto. Her expertise include slavery, abolition, and freedom, especially for the 18th and 19th centuries, gender studies, Black education, and Black literatures.

Dr. Cooper’s extensive research on slavery in Canada has made her the foremost expert in that field. Her ground-breaking book The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal brought new awareness to Black and slavery studies in Canada, and was nominated for the prestigious Governor-General’s award.


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