Black History In Canada

The Northwest Territory 1787

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Title

The Northwest Territory 1787

Description

This map shows the new territory created in the United States in 1787 as a "free" territory. Any slave entering the state after 1787 was deemed free, although slaves already residing there remained the property of their owners. Since this territory abutted Upper Canada, across the Detroit River, slaves could cross into the U.S. from Canada to gain their freedom, and many did so.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Charles Kendall Adams, A History of the United States (Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1909) 189

Date

1787

Contributor

Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman

Rights

Public Domain for Students

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Citation

Unknown, “The Northwest Territory 1787,” Black History In Canada, accessed October 18, 2018, http://blackhistoryincanada.ca/items/show/18.