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Black refugees in Canada : accounts of escape during the era of slavery

Author: George Hendrick; Willene Hendrick
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most encountered some racism among Canadian citizens, many thrived under the Canadian government. The book begins with a short historical account of blacks in Canada from 1629 until the early 1800s, when the first groups of escaped slaves began to enter the country"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hendrick, George.
Black refugees in Canada.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010002294
(OCoLC)475664431
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Hendrick; Willene Hendrick
ISBN: 9780786456154 0786456159 128253212X 9781282532120
OCLC Number: 610030208
Description: 1 online resource (x, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Blacks in Canada: the early years --
Shadrach --
Josiah Henson and Eliza Harris --
Madison Washington --
The Shadd family --
Lewis Richardson, formerly a slave on Henry Clay's plantation --
The Blackburns --
Ann Maria Jackson --
Harriet Tubman --
John Fairfield, southern abolitionist who helped slaves escape to Canada --
Chaplain Garland H. White --
Dr. A.T. Augusta --
The Abbott family --
John Henry Hill --
Mr. and Mrs. John Little --
Narratives by refugees in three Canadian towns: an except [i.e. excerpt] from The refugees: a North-Side view of slavery (1856) --
Statements by and about Black refugees in Canada --
God save Queen Victoria.
Responsibility: George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick.

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