The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870

University of Toronto Press, 22 de juny 2017 - 438 pàgines

There is a Canadian myth about the Loyalists who left the United States after the American Revolution for Canada. The myth says they were white, upper-class citizens devoted to British ideals, transplanting the best of colonial American society to British North America. In reality, more than 10 per cent of the Loyalists who came to the Maritime provinces were black and had been slaves. The Black Loyalists tells the story of one such group who came to Nova Scotia, but didn't stay. James Walker documents their experience in Canada, following them across the Atlantic as they became part of a unique colonial experiment in Sierra Leone.


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Preface to the 1992 Edition
Land and Settlement in Nova Scotia
Freedom Denied
Black Society in Loyalist Nova Scotia
Foundation of Sierra Leone
Black Exodus
A New Captivity
The Promised Land
Black Nationalism
Black and White
The Ransomed Sinners
The Golden
The Disinheritance

The Year of Jubilee

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Sobre l'autor (2017)

James W. St.G. Walker is a member of the Department of History at the University of Waterloo

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