Canadian Slave Narratives
Baquaqua, Mahommah Gardo. An Interesting Narrative. Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua, A Native of Zoogoo, In the Interior of Africa (A Convert to Christianity.) With a Description of That Part of the World; Including the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Detroit, 1854.
Clarke, Lewis, and Milton Clark. Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, during a Captivity of More than Twenty Years among the Slave-Holders of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of America. Boston: B.Marsh, 1846.
Henson, Jim. Broken Shackles. Ed. Glenelg. [pseud. of John Frost, Jr.] Owen Sound, Ont.: n.p., 1889. Rpt. as Broken Shackles: Old Man Henson from Slavery to Freedom. Ed. Peter Meyler. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2001.
Howe, Samuel Gridley, comp. The Refugee from Slavery in Canada West: Report to the Freedmen’s Inquiry Commision. Boston: Wright and Potter, 1864
Johnson, William H.H. The Horrors of Slavery. Vancouver: n.p., 1901.
Lewis, Israel. Crisis in North America: Slavery, War, Balance of Power and Oregon. Montreal: Harrison Printer, 1846.
Robertson, John William. The Book of the Bible Against Slavery. Halifax, N.S.: John William Robertson, 1854.
Roper, Moses. A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery with an Appendix Containing a List of Places Visited by the Author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British Isles, and Other Matter. London: Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1838.
Steward, [Theophilus] Austin. Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, while President of Wilberforce Colony. Rochester, N.Y.: Alling & Cory, 1872.
Lavina Wormeny, “Narrative of the Escape of a Poor Negro Woman from Slavery.” 1861.
This list has been adapted from George Elliott Clarke, Directions Home: Approaches to African-Canadian Literature (University of Toronto P, 2012), 22.