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The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!
"The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich ...more
ebook, 104 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Dundurn
(first published December 28th 2002)
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A must-read. There are harrowing accounts of the amazingly brilliant and heroic individual refugees who successfully beat slavery by risking their lives to cross the border - with the help of many committed people - into Canada. This short volume also tells the story of how Toronto evolved to become a haven of tolerance and acceptance in the new world. Foibles? Heck, yeah. But always striving to make room for the next wave of immigrants.
It was super amazing as a Black woman who was born and raised in Toronto to learn about Black Torontonians contributions to the city and to also learn their stories. Thank you to the authors for writing this book I\m forever grateful to y'all!
Adrienne Shadd is a researcher, writer, curator and editor living in Toronto. She is co-author of We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women's History, co-editor of Talking About Identity: Encounters in Culture, Language and Identity with Carl James and recently has curated exhibitions entitled "...and still I rise" in Hamilton, Ontario, on the experience of Afri ...moreMore about Adrienne Shadd