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9781550028621

Africa's Children : A History of Blacks in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

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  • ISBN13:

    9781550028621

  • ISBN10:

    1550028626

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-31
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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"Africa's Children", chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, is a mirror image of the hopes & despairs & the achievements & injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists & landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehensive range of sources that include census & cemetery records, church & school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, The Black Loyalist Directory, & many others, the author has written a history overlooked for far too long.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Authors Notep. 15
Acknowledgementsp. 17
Introductionp. 19
Judep. 29
Early Treatment of Blacksp. 37
Racism Beyond the Gravep. 51
Community of Greenville: Earliest Black Settlement in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiap. 55
Black Churches in Yarmouthp. 67
Greenville School: Yarmouth County's Only All-Black Schoolp. 83
Military: Yarmouth's Men in the First World Warp. 93
The Role of Sportsp. 105
Murders, Mysterious Disappearances, and Deaths of the Twentieth Centuryp. 119
Black Reminiscences: Articles From Yarmouth's Pastp. 135
Other Stories of Historical Interestp. 173
Bridging the Gap: Success Stories of Yarmouth's Blacksp. 189
Epiloguep. 209
List of Pastors at the Disney Chapel, 1877 to 1940p. 213
Probationers Achieving Full Membership in the Disney Chapel AME Church, 1904-05p. 214
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 229
About the Authorp. 237
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