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New Brunswick's Black Loyalists
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New Brunswick's Black Loyalists

By Stephen Davidson

This book will be available 7th April 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$22.95 Paperback
This book will be available 7th April 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$16.95 Ebook
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Among the Loyalists who were transported to the shores of New Brunswick by the British after their defeat by revolutionary Americans were several hundred African Americans. Like their counterparts who went to what is now Nova Scotia, among this group were both freed blacks and former enslaved men, women and children who had been granted their freedom in exchange for joining the British side during the revolutionary war.

In the colony that soon became New Brunswick, slavery was still legal. Many African American Loyalists had to become indentured labourers to survive in this new situation. Many others took up the opportunity offered them in 1791 to move yet again, this time to Sierra Leone in Africa where many Black Loyalists established a new colony on the coast of Africa where they lived free of slavery.

The stories of New Brunswicks Black Loyalists are captured in the brief biographies of twelve individuals—men, women and youths—presented by author Stephen Davidson. Through their experiences a picture emerges of the narrow limits to the freedom which the Black Loyalists were able to experience in a predominantly white and highly racist colony.

STEPHEN DAVIDSON is the author of Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience: From 1775 to the Present, an illustrated book telling the story of Nova Scotias Black Loyalists and the Birchtown settlement. He is also the author of The Burdens of Loyaty, and a contributor to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. His research speciality is on the history of the Loyalists experience. Stephen lives in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 7th April 2020
ISBN: 9781459506169
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 7th April 2020
ISBN: 9781459506176
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  HIS054000, HIS056000, SOC031000
Imprint: Formac


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