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Author Whitfield, Harvey Amani, 1974- author
Title North to bondage : loyalist slavery in the Maritimes / Harvey Amani Whitfield
Imprint Vancouver : Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HT1052.M37 W595 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001270735
Descript viii, 181 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Slavery in the Maritime Colonies -- Slavery and the American Context -- Maritime Slavery and Loyalist Settlement -- Slave Work -- The World of Maritime Slaves and Slaveholders -- Ending Slavery -- Conclusion: Legacies of Slavery -- Appendix A: Slave Numbers -- Appendix B: Slave Profiles
"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."--Provided by publisher
Subject Slavery -- Maritime Provinces -- History
Slaves -- Maritime Provinces -- History
Slaveholders -- Maritime Provinces -- History
United Empire loyalists -- History
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