CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

Charmaine A. Nelson, “‘Ran Away from Her Master…a Negroe Girl Named Thursday:’ Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, and Trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements.” In Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law: Cruel and Unusual, edited by Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols. Routledge, 2017.

Nelson writes:

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DIGITAL: Black Loyalist

image_from_birchtown_muster_of_free_blacks

About the project:

“Black Loyalist is a repository of historical data about the African American loyalist refugees who left New York between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes. In this first stage, the site concentrates on providing biographical and demographic information for the largest cohort, about 1000 people from Norfolk Virginia and surrounding counties.”

Explore the project: Black Loyalist – A repository of historical data on the African American loyalist refugees whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes 1783.

FORUM on the International Underground Railroad Memorial

International Underground Railroad Memorial, Detroit, MI & Windsor, Canada / Ed Dwight

International Underground Railroad Memorial, Detroit, MI & Windsor, Canada / Sculptor, Ed Dwight

The January 2013 issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History hosts a forum on the International Underground Railroad Memorial:

Faires, Nora. “Across the Border to Freedom: The International Underground Railroad Memorial and the Meanings of Migration.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2013): 38–67.

Kerber, Linda K. “Crossing Borders.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2013): 68–72.

Arenson, Adam. “Experience Rather Than Imagination: Researching the Return Migration of African North Americans During the American Civil War and Reconstruction.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2013): 73–77.

Frost, Karolyn Smardz. “African American and African Canadian Transnationalism Along the Detroit River Borderland: The Example of Madison J. Lightfoot.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2013): 78–88.

via Journal of American Ethnic History and JAEH on JStor.

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