Here is another part of the history of Africans on PEI in the 18th Century by Isaac Stewart, PEI History guy.

Isaac L. Stewart

G’day there!

Well, here we are at the penultimate post for Black History Month – time flies! Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the origins of the province’s African-Island community, as well as the institution of slavery as it once existed here. Today, we’ll continue on with the theme of slavery and examine the lifestyle led by the Island’s enslaved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries largely through the prism of criminal justice (I apologize up front for the lack of imagery, and will try my best to keep things shorter as a result).

I think it goes without saying that the life of a slave anywhere, and at any period in history, was one fraught with hardship, and you’d be hard pressed to come up with many (or any) examples of people forced against their will into servitude who at the same time managed to…

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