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The Blacks in Canada: A History
Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materials, Robin Winks details the diverse experiences of Black immigrants to Canada, including Black slaves brought to Nova Scotia and the Canadas by Loyalists at the end of the American Revolution, Black refugees who fled to Nova Scotia following the War of 1812, Jamaican Maroons, and fugitive slaves who fled to British ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published May 16th 2000 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published February 13th 1997)
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"This has been, perhaps, a depressing story. It is also a petty one. The number of Negroes in Canada has never exceeded two or two and a half percent of the tptal population,...the percentage remains low, Perhaps for this reason alone, the story has not recountered before...to dismiss the many thousand's of Negroes who have walked across the Canadian stage since 1628-however silently-is to dismiss a human, interesting, and clearly visible segment of the wider Canadian story. That the story is a ...more