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North of the color line : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955

Author: Sarah-Jane Mathieu
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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North of the Color Line examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. Through the experiences of black railway workers and their union, the Order of Sleeping Car Porters, Sarah-Jane Mathieu connects social, political, labor, immigration, and black diaspora history during the Jim Crow era.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah-Jane Mathieu
ISBN: 9780807834299 0807834297 9780807871669 0807871664
OCLC Number: 607975641
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Birth of a nation: race, empire, and nationalism during Canada's railway age --
Drawing the line: race and Canadian immigration policy --
Jim Crow rides this train: segregation in the Canadian workforce --
Fighting the empire: race, war, and mobilization --
Building an empire, uplifting a race: race, uplift, and transnational alliances --
Bonds of steel: depression, war, and international brotherhood.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Sarah-Jane Mathieu.
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