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Black Canada: A brief history | Abagond
Unlike the Caribbean and America, slavery was never big in Canada. Instead:
Blacks came to Canada in four main waves:
1. Black Loyalists (1780s, 1810s)
2. Underground Railroad (mostly 1840s-1850s)
3. The Lily White Canada Policy (c. 1896-1962)
4. Caribbean immigration (1960s to present)
Blog Publisher's Disclaimer: This post presents an overview of what I know in 500 words or less. I do not pretend to be an expert! I mostly use present-day place names. Corrections welcomed.
Connecting this with a link from one of my other blogs, as the topics are related:
The Practice of Human Bondage: When Did Slavery Begin? (BlogJob.com)
If interested in historical fiction Under The Lion's Paw grapples with the subject of slavery; the time and place setting is the 1830's through post-civil war, in both the U.S. and Canada.
Academy Award® Winner Rachel Weisz as Kathryn Bolkovac; a woman on a mission and a crusade. A mission to get her daughter back and a crusade against human trafficking in postwar Bosnia. This movie was inspired by real events.