North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes (Hardcover)

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Many Canadians believe their nation fell on the right side of history in harbouring escaped slaves from the United States. In fact, in the wake of the American Revolution, many Loyalist families brought slaves with them when they settled in the Maritime colonies of British North America. Once there, slaves used their traditions of survival, resistance, and kinship networks to negotiate their new reality. 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.

About the Author

Harvey Amani Whitfield is associate professor of history at the University of Vermont.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780774832281
ISBN-10: 0774832282
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English