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Author : Peggy Bristow
Dionne Brand
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1994-01-01
Page : 248
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780802068811
Description :


p>This long overdue history will prove welcome reading for anyone interested in Black history and race relations. It provides a much-needed text for senior high school and university courses in Canadian history, women's history, and women's studies.


Author : Peggy Bristow
Publisher :
Release : 1994
Page : 248
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780802059437
Description :


Six black Canadian women revive the history of their sisters, which is virtually unknown in conventional Canadian history. Among the topics are early black women in Nova Scotia, the underground railroad movement, 19th-century teacher Mary Bibb in the west, factory work during World War II, and immigration policies. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author : Adrienne Shadd
Afua Cooper
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2009-02-24
Page : 104
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781770706828
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"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 the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto’s history.


Author : Adrienne Shadd
Afua Cooper
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2021-10-05
Page : 136
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1459748980
Description :


Stories of the hopeful, brave people who fled slavery and made Toronto their home The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! is a richly illustrated book that explores Toronto’s role as a destination for thousands of freedom-seekers before the American Civil War. This newly revised edition traces pathways taken by people, enslaved and free, who courageously made the trip north in search of liberty, and offers new biographies, images, and information based on a 2015 archaeological dig in downtown Toronto. Within its pages are stories of courageous men, women, and children who overcame barriers of prejudice and racism to create homes, institutions, and a rich and vibrant community life in Canada’s largest city. These brave individuals established organizations not only to help newcomers but to also oppose the ongoing slavery in the United States. Based entirely on original research, this book offers fresh insights into the rich heritage of African Americans who became African Canadians and helped to build Toronto as we know the city today. This exciting new edition will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto’s history.


Author : Adrienne Shadd
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2010-12-14
Page : 368
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 145971170X
Description :


When the Lincoln Alexander Parkway was named, it was a triumph not only for this distinguished Canadian but for all African Canadians. The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway looks at the history of blacks in the Ancaster-Burlington-Hamilton area, their long struggle for justice and equality in education and opportunity, and their achievements, presented in a fascinating and meticulously researched historical narrative. Although popular wisdom suggests that blacks first came via the Underground Railroad, the possibility that slaves owned by early settlers were part of the initial community, then known as the "Head of the Lake," is explored. Adrienne Shadd’s original research offers new insights into urban black history, filling in gaps on the background of families and individuals who are very much part of the history of this region, while also exploding stereotypes, such as that of the uneducated, low-income early black Hamiltonian.


Author : Afua Cooper
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2007-01-26
Page : 112
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9781770706354
Description :


Copper Woman and Other Poems is a collection of poems that announces a humanistic vision, dealing with such themes as rebirth (physical and symbolic), mythology, memory, bondage, blood, family, identities in flux, migration, politics and flights of fancy. The contents move back and forth between the past and the present, and project into the future, envisioning a new world/a new creation. The message that we are our brothers and our sisters keepers and that the earth is our home – a home that we must protect and keep safe if we are to survive – resonates throughout. Copper Woman is a call to arms against apathy and all forms of tyranny. It is liberatory dub poetics that say equality and equity are possible and within reach. It invites its readers to cast off their chains and shackles and proclaim their freedom. It invites us all to grasp a greater vision of our world. Jamaican-born Dr. Afua Cooper has achieved considerable success as a dub poet and as the author of a children’s book, a collection of poetry and as co-author of The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! Dr. Cooper is a recent recipient of the Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence.


Author : Afua Cooper
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2006
Page : 349
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0820329401
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New light is shed on the largely misunderstood or ignored history of slavery in Canada through this portrait of slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, who in 1734 was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed for starting a fire that destroyed more than forty Montreal buildings. Simultaneous.


Author : Afua Cooper
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Release : 2006
Page : 349
Category : Black Canadian women / Québec (Province) / Montréal / Biography
ISBN 13 : 9780006392798
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Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique's story--now supported by archival illustrations--Cooper builds on 15 years of research to shed new light on a rebellious Portuguese-born black woman who refused to accept her indentured servitude. At the same time, Cooper completely demolishes the myth of a benign, slave-free Canada, revealing a damning 200- year-old record of legally and culturally endorsed slavery.


Author : Nina Reid-Maroney
Boulou Ebanda de B’béri
Publisher : Women's Press
Release : 2018-08-21
Page : 280
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 088961606X
Description :


Women in the “Promised Land” reframes Canadian history through the lens of African Canadian women’s lived experiences. This collection of original essays spans the period from slavery and abolition through to women’s activism in the 20th century, focusing on themes of race, migration, gender, community, religion, and the struggle for social justice. Re-examining familiar figures in African Canadian women’s history, including abolitionist and feminist Mary Ann Shadd Cary and civil rights activist Viola Desmond, the volume considers them in the wider context of scholarship on Canada and the African diaspora. Drawing on insights from cultural studies, communications, literary studies, and visual culture, the contributing authors use rich primary sources to ground their analysis in the details of women’s historical experiences. Together, the chapters work to unsettle Canadian history and demonstrate its urgent relevance to the present, encouraging readers to interrogate the concept of Canada as a “promised land.” Edited by leading scholars in the field, this accessible, interdisciplinary collection includes suggested further readings, chapter overviews, and discussion questions, making it an essential read for students in women’s studies, African studies, and history.


Author : Diana Pederson
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1996-10-15
Page : 270
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 077357400X
Description :


Changing Women, Changing History is a bibliographic guide to the scholarship, both English and French, on Canadian's women's history. Organized under broad subject headings, and accompanied by author and subject indices it is accessible and comprehensive.


Author : Vijay Agnew
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1998-01-01
Page : 305
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780802081148
Description :


Marginalized in the larger society and the mainstream women's movement, immigrant women are also outsiders in women's shelters, where racially sensitive and linguistically appropriate counselling is generally unavailable. In this book, Vijay Agnew documents the struggles of Canadian women's centres to provide better services to victims of wife abuse from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The study looks at every aspect of community-based women's organizations, including their funding, operation, and services. The result is a detailed picture of the problems and challenges they encounter on a daily basis. Agnew uses case studies, reports, and interviews to document the work of these groups and to show how race, class, and gender intersect in the everyday lives of the women who depend on them. Although the women's movement initiated public discussion of wife abuse, the fight against abuse is now conducted primarily by the state through its allocation of resources. Agnew underscores the tension that often arises between the patriarchal state and feminist-inspired organizations, and the resulting difficulties in bringing about social change.


Author : Boulou de b'Beri
Nina Reid-Maroney
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2014-06-09
Page : 248
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 144266746X
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Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.


Author : Leslie Nichols
Publisher : Women's Press
Release : 2019-08-23
Page : 418
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0889616000
Description :


In this edited collection, Leslie Nichols weaves together the contributions of accomplished and diverse scholars to offer an expansive and critical analysis of women’s work in Canada. Students will use an intersectional approach to explore issues of gender, class, race, immigrant status, disability, sexual orientation, Indigeneity, age, and ethnicity in relation to employment. Drawing from case studies and extensive research, the text’s eighteen chapters consider Canadian industries across a broad spectrum, including political, academic, sport, sex trade, retail, and entrepreneurial work. Working Women in Canada is a relevant and in-depth look into the past, present, and future of women’s responsibilities and professions in Canada. Undergraduate and graduate students in gender studies, labour studies, and sociology courses will benefit from this thorough and intersectional approach to the study of women’s labour.


Author : Enakshi Dua
Angela Robertson
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Release : 1999
Page : 336
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780889612303
Description :


Scratching the Surface brings together 14 anti-racist feminists who examine ways in which race and gender interact to shape the lives of women of colour in Canada. This collection of articles covers a broad range of topics such as the impact of colonialism and its associated discourses on First Nations and other groups of colonized women; racism in the Canadian labour movement; the impact of globalization on women of colour; the ways in which the institution of the nuclear family shapes racism; sexism in communities of colour; and the ways in which the women's movement can create an anti-racist praxis. The book not only provides exciting new insights into how women of colour experience Canadian society, but also provides instructors with a textbook that integrates anti-racist and feminist approaches.


Author : Sarah Carter
Nanci Langford
Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
Release : 2020-10-02
Page : 344
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0887558739
Description :


"Compelled to Act" showcases fresh historical perspectives on the diversity of women’s contributions to social and political change in prairie Canada in the twentieth century, including but looking beyond the era of suffrage activism. In our current time of revitalized activism against racism, colonialism, violence, and misogyny, this volume reminds us of the myriad ways women have challenged and confronted injustices and inequalities. The women and their activities shared in "Compelled to Act" are diverse in time, place, and purpose, but there are some common threads. In their attempts to correct wrongs, achieve just solutions, and create change, women experienced multiple sites of resistance, both formal and informal. The acts of speaking out, of organizing, of picketing and protesting were characterized as unnatural for women, as violations of gender and societal norms, and as dangerous to the state and to family stability. Still as these accounts demonstrate, prairie women felt compelled to respond to women’s needs, to challenges to family security, both health and economic, and to the need for community. They reacted with the resources at hand, and beyond, to support effective action, joining the ranks of women all over the world seeking political and social agency to create a society more responsive to the needs of women and their children.


Author : Winfried Siemerling
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2015-05-01
Page : 545
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0773582134
Description :


Readers are often surprised to learn that black writing in Canada is over two centuries old. Ranging from letters, editorials, sermons, and slave narratives to contemporary novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, black Canadian writing represents a rich body of literary and cultural achievement. The Black Atlantic Reconsidered is the first comprehensive work to explore black Canadian literature from its beginnings to the present in the broader context of the black Atlantic world. Winfried Siemerling traces the evolution of black Canadian witnessing and writing from slave testimony in New France and the 1783 "Book of Negroes" through the work of contemporary black Canadian writers including George Elliott Clarke, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, David Chariandy, Wayde Compton, Esi Edugyan, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, and Lawrence Hill. Arguing that black writing in Canada is deeply imbricated in a historic transnational network, Siemerling explores the powerful presence of black Canadian history, slavery, and the Underground Railroad, and the black diaspora in the work of these authors. Individual chapters examine the literature that has emerged from Quebec, Nova Scotia, the Prairies, and British Columbia, with attention to writing in both English and French. A major survey of black writing and cultural production, The Black Atlantic Reconsidered brings into focus important works that shed light not only on Canada's literature and history, but on the transatlantic black diaspora and modernity.


Author : Njoki Wane
Jennifer Jagire
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-02-07
Page : 242
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9462094462
Description :


This book provides tools and theoretical frameworks to make sense of how the world is regulated, governed, controlled with regard to the exclusivity of certain members of the society, and in particular, women from marginalized groups. This book, therefore, engages readers by asking thought-provoking questions to interrogate issues of marginality and oppression in society. The book, as a collective, provides an intellectual discourse on feminism, anticolonial thought and anti-racism. This book is a must read for scholars, activists, theorists and researchers who are seeking to rupture the borders of confinement and move beyond the imaginary margins created by organized structures in society.


Author : Vijay Agnew
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2009
Page : 329
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0802099041
Description :


Agnew delves into the public and private spheres of several distinct communities in order to expose the underlying inequalities within Canada's economic, social, legal, and political systems that frequently result in the denial of basic rights to migrant women.


Author : Annette Henry
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1998-01-01
Page : 211
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780791438374
Description :


An alternative pedagogical perspective toward the education of Black children is explored through the narratives of five African Canadian women teachers.


Author : Franca Iacovetta
Frances Swyripa
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2004-01-01
Page : 418
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780802086099
Description :


Spanning two hundred years of history from the nineteenth century to the 1990s, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada. The volume deals with a cross-section of peoples - including Japanese, Chinese, Black, Aboriginal, Irish, Finnish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Mennonite, Armenian, and South Asian Hindu women - and diverse groups of women, including white settlers, refugees, domestic servants, consumer activists, nurses, wives, and mothers. The central themes of Sisters or Strangers? include discourses of race in the context of nation-building, encounters with the state and public institutions, symbolic and media representations of women, familial relations, domestic violence and racism, and analyses of history and memory. In different ways, the authors question whether the historical experience of women in Canada represents a 'sisterhood' of challenge and opportunity, or if the racial, class, or marginalized identity of the immigrant and minority women made them in fact 'strangers' in a country where privilege and opportunity fall according to criteria of exclusion. Using a variety of theoretical approaches, this collaborative work reminds us that victimization and agency are never mutually exclusive, and encourages us to reflect critically on the categories of race, gender, and the nation.