The Blacks in Canada: A History / Edition 2

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Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materials, Robin Winks details the diverse experiences of Black immigrants to Canada, including Black slaves brought to Nova Scotia and the Canadas by Loyalists at the end of the American Revolution, Black refugees who fled to Nova Scotia following the War of 1812, Jamaican Maroons, and fugitive slaves who fled to British North America. He also looks at Black West Coast businessmen who helped found British Columbia, particularly Victoria, and Black settlement in the prairie provinces. Throughout Winks explores efforts by African-Canadians to establish and maintain meaningful lifestyles in Canada. The Blacks in Canada investigates the French and English periods of slavery, the abolitionist movement in Canada, and the role played by Canadians in the broader continental antislavery crusade, as well as Canadian adaptations to nineteenth- and twentieth-century racial mores. The second edition includes a new introduction by Winks on changes that have occurred since the book's first appearance and where African-Canadian studies stands today.

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**** A sweeping historical survey covering all aspects of the Black experience in Canada, from 1628 through the 1960s. Investigates the French and English periods of slavery, the abolitionist movement in Canada, and the role played by Canadians in the broader antislavery crusade, as well as Canadian adaptations to 19th- and 20th-century racial mores. First published in 1971 by Yale University Press. This second edition includes a new introduction outlining changes that have occurred since the book's first appearance and discussing the state of African-Canadian studies today. Cited in BCL3. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773516328
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Carleton Library
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 546
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
A Note on Terminology
List of Abbreviations
1 Slavery in New France, 1628-1760 1
2 Slavery, the Loyalists, and English Canada, 1760-1801 24
3 "Back to Africa," 1791-1801 61
4 The Attack on Slavery in British North America, 1793-1833 96
5 The Refugee Negroes 114
6 The Coming of the Fugitive Slave, 1815-1861 142
7 The Canadian Canaan, 1842-1870 178
8 A Continental Abolitionism? 233
9 West of the Rockies 272
10 To the Nadir, 1865-1930 288
11 Source of Strength? - The Church 337
12 Source of Strength? - The Schools 362
13 Source of Strength? - The Press 390
14 Self-Help and a New Awakening, 1930-1970 413
15 The Black Tile in the Mosaic 470
Appendix How Many Negroes in Canada? 484
Table: Some Indicative Census Returns 486
Note on Sources 497
Index 521
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