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Black refugees in Canada : accounts of escape during the era of slavery /
George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
description
x, 182 p. : ill.
ISBN
0786447338 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786447336 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
isbn
0786447338 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786447336 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Blacks in Canada: the early years -- Shadrach -- Josiah Henson and Eliza Harris -- Madison Washington -- The Shadd family -- Lewis Richardson, formerly a slave on Henry Clay's plantation -- The Blackburns -- Ann Maria Jackson -- Harriet Tubman -- John Fair├żeld, southern abolitionist who helped slaves escape to Canada -- Chaplain Garland H. White -- Dr. A.T. Augusta -- The Abbott family -- John Henry Hill -- Mr. and Mrs. John Little -- Narratives by refugees in three Canadian towns: an except from the refugees: a North-Side view of slavery -- Statements by and about Black refugees in Canada.
abstract
"Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most encountered some racism among Canadian citizens, many thrived under the Canadian government. 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"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7059942
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Independent scholar George Hendrick lives in Urbana, Illinois. Willene Hendrick is an independent scholar from Urbana, Illinois.
Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most encountered some racism among Canadian citizens, many thrived under the Canadian government. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Blacks in Canada: The Early Yearsp. 3
Shadrachp. 19
Josiah Henson and Eliza Harrisp. 23
Madison Washingtonp. 54
The Shadd Familyp. 59
Lewis Richardson, Formerly a Slave on Henry Clay's Plantationp. 73
The Blackburnsp. 77
Ann Maria Jacksonp. 84
Harriet Tubmanp. 88
John Fairfield, Southern Abolitionist Who Helped Slaves Escape to Canadap. 92
p. 97
p. 107
The Abbott Familyp. 110
p. 113
p. 119
Narratives by Refugees in Three Canadian Towns: An Except from The Refugees: A North-Side View of Slavery (1856)p. 130
Statements by and About Black Refugees in Canadap. 157
God Save Queen Victoriap. 163
Chapter Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 175
Indexp. 179
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