underground to canada

  • Mathieu Da Costa is believed to have been the first African to come to Canada in

    Mathieu Da Costa is believed to have been the first African to come to Canada in
  • when it all started

    when the slavery started
  • Period: to

    pure slavery durind this event

    just slavery here
  • slavery was expanded

    After 1628, slavery was expanded and institutionalized under the French and British regimes.
  • blacks picked cotton, tobasco and other goods in a plantation

  • tried to make slavery illegal

    John Graves Simcoe, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, passed the Anti-Slavery Act, making it illegal to bring people into Upper Canada to be enslaved.
  • when people start to sell slaves

    enslaved people,understandably,were not always obedient. In her personal correspondence, Elizabeth Russell complained about the behaviour of her slave Peggy and Peggy's son Jupiter. In February of 1806 Russell ran an ad in the Upper Canadian press, advertising Peggy for $150 and Jupiter for $200.
  • The United Kingdom passed the Slave Trade Act

    The United Kingdom passed the Slave Trade Act, which outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire, though not slavery itself.
  • Upper Canadian Slave Rejects Freedom

    Runaway Blacks were used to help defend Detroit, and served in a Black military unit. In 1807, Upper Canadian slave-holder John Askin sent George, a Black 15-year-old, to Detroit on an errand. Black soldiers offered George a weapon and freedom. George considered staying, but returned to Upper Canada and his master.
  • Company of "Coloured" Troops Commissioned

    In the summer of 1812, Black Loyalist Richard Pierpoint petitioned the government of Upper Canada to raise a company of Black troops to help protect the Niagara frontier. After some debate, the government agreed. A company of Blacks was formed under the command of a White officer, Captain Robert Runchey Sr.
  • finished railway

    Slavery in the British colonies was finally ended via the Emancipation Act, though it took several years for many slaves to be fully released from bondage.
  • when it ended in U.S.A.

  • it was abolished

    The Civil War came to an end when the Confederates surrendered in April. With the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery was finally abolished in United States.