The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton

de Adrienne Shadd (Autor)

When the Lincoln Alexander Parkway was named, it was a triumph not only for this distinguished Canadian but for all African Canadians. The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway looks at the history of blacks in the Ancaster-Burlington-Hamilton area, their long struggle for justice and equality in education and opportunity, and their achievements, presented in a fascinating and meticulously researched historical narrative.

Although popular wisdom suggests that blacks first came via the Underground Railroad, the possibility that slaves owned by early settlers were part of the initial community, then known as the "Head of the Lake," is explored.

Adrienne Shadd?s original research offers new insights into urban black history, filling in gaps on the background of families and individuals who are very much part of the history of this region, while also exploding stereotypes, such as that of the uneducated, low-income early black Hamiltonian.

Detalles del Libro

Fecha de publicación
15 de diciembre de 2012
Editor
Número de páginas
368
ISBN
9781459711709
ISBN papel
9781554883943
Tamaño del archivo
5 MB