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Title The promised land : history and historiography of the Black experience in Chatham-Kent's settlements and beyond / edited by Boulou Ebanda de B'beri, Nina Reid-Maroney, and Handel Kashope Wright.
Imprint Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2014.

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Series African & diasporic cultural studies
African and diasporic studies.
Subject Blacks -- Ontario -- History -- 19th century.
Chatham-Kent (Ont.)
Alt Name Reid-Maroney, Nina, 1961-
Wright, Handel Kashope, 1959-
Ébanda de B'béri, Boulou,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Part I: Introducing the Promised Land Project -- 1. The Politics of Knowledge: The Promised Land Project and Black Canadian History as a Model of Historical "Manufacturation"? / Boulou Ebanda de B'beri -- 2. Multiculturality Before Multiculturalism: Troubling Black Identity and History Beyond the Last Stop on the Underground Railroad / Handel Kashope Wright -- 3. History, Historiography and the Promised Land Project / Nina Reid-Maroney.
Part II: From Fragments through Biography to History. 4. William Whipper's Lands along the Sydenham / Marie Carter -- 5. Mae Alexander: Daughter of Promise / Claudine Bonner -- 6. "A Contented Mind is a Continual Feast" : Tracing Intellectual Migrations through the Promised Land / Nina Reid-Maroney.
Part III: Transgeographical Trajectories and Identity Formation beyond the Underground Railroad. 7. Resisting Imperial Governance in Canada: From Trade and Religious Kinship to Black Narrative Pedagogy in Ontario / Olivette Otele -- 8. African-American Abolitionist and Kinship Connections in Nineteenth-Century Delaware, Canada West, and Liberia / Peter T. Dalleo -- 9. Reimagining the Dawn Settlement / Marie Carter.
Summary "Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history."--Publisher's website.
ISBN 9781442667457 (electronic bk.)
1442667451 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 881458086
Additional Format Print version: Promised land 9781442647176 (OCoLC)870562407

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