Africville

Africville

The Life and Death of A Canadian Black Community

Book - 1999
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Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, c1999
Edition: 3rd ed
Branch Call Number: 971.6225 C585a 1999
Characteristics: xxvi, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Magill, Dennis William 1939-

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A Mini-Guide to Africville Resources at the Library

Community spirit and injustices  According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the land that would one day become Africville was originally granted in 1761 to several white families, including the families of some who had profited from slavery. Years later, in January of 1848, William Brown and William Arnold, both Black settlers, bought parcels of that land, and other families soon followed. A… (more)


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Originally published in 1974, Donald Clairmont and Dennis William Magill’s Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community, explores the social injustices that affected the community through its entire history and also provides statistical information about the residents.


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