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        Essay: The Abolition of Slavery in Canada

        This essay, derived from the program, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, highlights the concepts of integrity and spirituality. Both political and faith leaders sought the abolition of slavery not only in the US, but even earlier in Canada. British Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe, and Chief Justice William Osgoode, led the opposition to slavery in Canada arguing that it opposed Christian teachings and the British constitution. The passing of the British Imperial Act of 1833 abolished slavery in Canada, increasing abolitionist sympathizers. Freedom was sought in the US particularly after the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.


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