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Torture and the Truth: Angélique and the Burning of Montreal

        

Torture and the Truth: Angélique and the Burning of Montreal

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This site includes a complete collection of historical documents and images, and one animation, related to the story of a black slave called Marie Angelique. When Montreal caught fire in April 1734, suspicion fell on Marie Angelique, accused of setting the fire to cover an escape with her white lover, a salt smuggler exiled from France. But if that was her motive, why did she stay to help her mistress save her possessions instead of fleeing? True she confessed but only after torture. Her... More
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: October 22, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 20, 2012
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Send email to leon.robichaud@usherbrooke.ca
Send email to admin@canadianmysteries.ca
Send email to denyse.bchampagne@banq.qc.ca
Submitter: Merna Forster

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English, French
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Emily Forand
2 years ago

Emily Forand (Faculty)

I only had a few minutes to browse the site, but I loved the introduction and the clear setup of the home page. The material seems intriguing for many classroom purposes. I would like to use it as an example of how real-life events can produce story-telling opportunities, and also good potential topics for essays.

Time spent reviewing site: 8 minutes