North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

1 février 2016|
North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes de Harvey Amani Whitfield
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Many Canadians believe their nation fell on the right side of history in harbouring black slaves from the United States. In fact, in the wake of the American Revolution, Loyalist families brought slaves with them to settle in the Maritime colonies of British North America.

The transition from slavery in the American colonies to slavery in the Maritimes required slaves to use their traditions of survival, resistance, and kinship networks to negotiate their new reality. While some local judges chipped away at slavery, Maritime slaves fought against the institution of slavery by refusing to work, by running away, by reconstituting their families, and by challenging their owners in court.

Harvey Amani Whitfield’s book, the first on slavery in the Maritimes, is a startling corrective to the enduring and triumphant narrative of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

Harvey Amani Whitfield is an associate professor of history at the University of Vermont and the author of Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815–1860 and The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777–1810.
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Titre :North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 po
Publié le :1 février 2016
Publié par :Ubc Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780774832298

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