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The Black loyalists : the search for a promised land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870

Author: James W St G Walker
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1992.
Series: Reprints in Canadian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Black Loyalists depicts the unique expressions of the Black Loyalist identity to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W St G Walker
ISBN: 0802074022 9780802074027 9780582641907 058264190X
OCLC Number: 30818343
Notes: Originally published: London : Longman & Dalhousie University Press, 1976.
Description: xxv, 438 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Origin of the Black Loyalists: the slaves' war for independence, 1775-83 --
Land and settlement in Nova Scotia: the establishment of a free black community, 1783-91 --
Freedom denied: the bondage of dependence, 1783-91 --
Black society in Loyalist Nova Scotia: the growth of a separate identity, 1783-91 --
Foundation of Sierra Leone: the province of freedom and the British philanthropists, 1787-92 --
Black exodus: Clarkson's mission to America, 1791-92 --
The year of jubilee: the Nova Scotia settlers in Sierra Leone, 1792 --
A new captivity: restrictions and conflict, 1792-94 --
The promised land: the development of an independent existence, 1794-96 --
Black nationalism: the political expression of settler independence, 1796-1800 --
Black and white: reconciliation with the Sierra Leone Company, 1800-08 --
The ransomed sinners: the restoration of confidence, 1808-15 --
The Golden Age: position and prosperity, 1815-27 --
The disinheritance: the price of survival, 1827-50 --
Creoledom: the Nova Scotia heritage in a new nationality, 1850-70.
Series Title: Reprints in Canadian history.
Responsibility: James W. St. G. Walker.

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James Walker documents their experience in Canada, following them across the Atlantic as they became part of a unique colonial experiment in Sierra Leone.  Read more...

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