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Black Refugees in Canada

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Black Refugees in Canada

Accounts of Escape During the Era of Slavery

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Black Refugees in Canada by George Hendrick
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Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most refugees encountered at least some racism among Canadian citizens, many of those same refugees also thrived under the auspices of the Canadian government, which worked to protect blacks from the U.S. slaveowners who sought to re-enslave them. This work brings to light the life stories of several nineteenth-century black refugees who managed to survive in their new country by gaining work as barbers, postal carriers, washerwomen, waiters, cab owners, ministers, newspaper editors, and physicians. The book begins with a short historical account of blacks in Canada from 1629 until the early 1800s, when the first groups of escaped slaves began to enter the country.

Author Biography

George Hendrick, who served as first president of the James Jones Literary Society, edited To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones. Helen Howe taught American literature, composition, and creative writing at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois, before retirement. Her husband, Tinks, was a childhood friend of James Jones. Don Sackrider, a retired airline captain, became the second student in the Handy Colony after James Jones.
Release date Australia
February 9th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
11 photographs
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
192
Dimensions
153x229x13
ISBN-13
9780786447336
Product ID
3971422

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