Library:ADCLP/Non-fiction Resources on African/Black People in Canada

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  • Alexander, Ken and Avis Glaze. (1996) Towards Freedom: The African Canadian Experience. Toronto, Ontario: Umbrella Press. FC106.B6A54 1996 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Bolaria, B. Singh and Peter S. Li. (1988) Racial Oppression in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Garamond Press. Chapter 8: pp 185-206. “From Slavery to Indentured Labour: Blacks in Canada.” FC104.B65 1988 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Boyko, John. (1995) “Black Canadians 1791-1970: Slavery, Segregation and Evacuation.” In Last Steps to Freedom. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Watson and Dwyer Publishing. FC 104.B69 1995 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Bramble, Linda. (1988) Black Fugitive Slaves in Early Canada. St. Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Limited. E450.B73 1988 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Brand, Dionne (1991) No Burden to Carry: Narratives of Black Working Women in Ontario 1920’s to 1950’s. Toronto, Ontario: Women’s Press. FC3100.B6 B73 1991 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Bristow, Peggy, editors. (1993) We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays in African-Canadian Women’s History Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press. FC106.B6W4 1994 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Brown, Rosemary. (1989) Being Brown: A Very Public Life. Toronto, Ontario: Random House. FC 3828 1.B76 A3 1989 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Calliste, Agnes. “ Sleeping Car Porters in Canada: An Ethnically Submerged Split Labor Market.” Canadian Ethnic Studies. Vol. X1X No. 1 1987. F5028.AQ1C35 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Campbell, Mavis C. (1993) Back to Africa: George Ross and the Maroons from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press. DT516.72 R67A3 1993 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Clairmont, Donald H., McGill, Dennis W., (1974) Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart. HD 7305.H3C593 1974 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Daenzer, Patricia. (1993) Regulating Class Privilege: Immigrant Servants in Canada, 1940s-1990s. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars Press. HD6072.2C2D34 1993 MAIN
  • Drew, Benjamin. (1856) Reprinted 1971. The Refugee or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, Related by Themselves Boston: John P. Jewett and Co. F5033.N3D8 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Foster, Cecil. (1996) A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Harper Collins FC106.B6 F67 1996 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • French, Gary E. Men of Colour: A Historical Account of the Black Settlement on Wilberforce Street and in Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario 1819-1949. (1978) Stroud,Ont: Kaste Books,c1978 FC3100.B4 F74 1978 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Grizzle, Stanley. (1998) My Name’s not George The Story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Umbrella Press. HD6528.R362 B76 1997 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Henry, Frances. (1994) The Caribbean Diaspora in Toronto. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press. FC 3097.9B6H45 1994 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • (Hill, Daniel. (1981) The Freedom Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada. Agincourt: The Book Society of Canada Ltd. )
  • Kilian, Crawford. (1978) Go Do Some Great Thing: Black Pioneers of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia: Douglas and McIntyre.
  • Kurlansky, Mark. (1997) Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.Toronto, Ontario: Alfred A. Knopf. SH 351.C5K87 1997 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Matsouka, Atsuko., Sorenson, John. (2001) Ghosts and Shadows: Construction of Idnetity and Community in an African Diaspora. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Mensah, Joseph. (2002) Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Philip, M. Nourbese. (1997) A Genealogy of Resistance and Other Essays. Toronto:
  • Morton, Tom. (1998) Get on Board: the Underground Railroad to Canada. Vancouver, BC: BCTF Lesson Aids. E450.H315 1993 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Power, Michael, Butler, Nancy (1993) Slavery and freedom in Niagara Ontario: The Niagara Historical Society. FC 3095.N5 Z7 1993 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Rhodes, Jane, (1998) Mary Ann Shad Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press E185.97.C32 R48 1998 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Sadlier, Rosemary, (1995) Leading the Way: Black Women in Canada. Toronto: Umbrella Press. FC106.B6S23 1994 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • (Shadd, Adrienne. (nd) “300 Years of Black Women in Canadian History: circa 1700-1980”. Tiger Lily volume 1 Issue 2.)
  • Shadd, Adrienne. (1987) “Dual Labour Markets in ‘Core and Periphery’ Regions of Canada: the Positions of Black Males in Ontario and Nova Scotia.” Canadian Ethnic Studies X1X (2): 91-113 F5028.A1C35 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Shepard, R. Bruce. (1991) “ Plain Racism: The Reaction against Oklahoma Black Immigration to the Canadian Plains.” In McKague, Ormond. (1991) Racism in Canada. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Fifth House Publishers. FC104.R365 1991 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Shepard, R. Bruce. (1997) Deemed Unsuitable. Toronto: Umbrella Press. JV7285.A3S5 1997 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Silvera, Makeda. (1983) Silenced Toronto: Williams-Wallace Publishers. HD 6072.2C3S55 1986 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • (Some Missing Pages: The Black Community in the History of Quebec and Canada: Primary and Secondary Source Materials. Government du Quebec, Ministère de l’Éducation. Revised 1996)
  • Thomson, Colin. (1979) Blacks in Deep Snow: Black Pioneers in Canada. Don Mills, Ontario: J.M. Dent & Sons. FC106.B5T49 1979 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Tulloch, Headley. (1975) Black Canadians: A Long Line of Fighters. Toronto, Ontario: NC Press. FC106.B5 T84 1975 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Walcott, Rinaldo. (1997) Black Like Who? Toronto, Ontario: Insomniac Press. FC 106.B6 W34 1997 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Walcott, Rinaldo. (ed.) (2000) Rude: Contemeporary Black Canadian cultural Criticism. Toronto: Insomniac Press.
  • Walker, James St. G. (1992) The Black Loyalists; The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone 1783-1870. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. DT 416.7 W33 1992 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Walker, James. (1979) Identity: The Black Experience in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Gage Educational Press. FC 106.B5I346 1979 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Wane, Njoki Nathani., Dekiovsky, Katerina., Lawson, Erica. (Eds.) Back to the Drawing Board. Toronto: Sumach Press.
  • Winks, Robin. (1997) The Blacks in Canada: A History. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. FC106.B6 W55 1997 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Williams, Dawn P. (Editor).Who’s Who in Black Canada: Black Success and Black Excellence in Canada, A Contemporary Directory. Toronto: D.P Williams and Associates.
  • Winks, Robin (1969) “Negro school segregation in Ontario and Nova Scotia”. Canadian Historical Review, vol. L, June. Pp 164-91. FC1.C27 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)

Film / Video / Documentary

  • Blacks in Canada A CBC Primetime documentary aired 1993 About 15 minutes. FC106.B5 J654 1971 CASS (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Brand, Dionne, and Ginny Stikeman, Directors 1992?) Sisters in the Struggle. NFB FC106.B5 S478 1990 Video (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Fatona, Andrea, and Cornelia Wyngaarden. (1992?) Hogan’s Alley FC 3850.B6 H642 1994 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Jacob, Selwyn, Producer. (1984) We Remember Amber Valley 16 mm 24 min. Fi(l)mwest Associates. FC 3694.4 W4 1984 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • (Jacob, Selwyn, Director. The Road Taken ?////)
  • Hamilton, Sylvia, Director (1993) Speak It: From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia. 29 min. NFB. FC 2350.B5 S632 1992 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Hamilton, Sylvia and Claire Prieto (1989) Black Mother Black Daughter. VHS 29 min. NFB FC 2350.B5 B43 1989 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Prieto, Claire and Dionne Brand (1989) Older, Stronger and Wiser. VHS 28 min. NFB FC106.B5 042 1989 (KOERNER LIBRARY, UBC)
  • Speaks, Almeta, Director (1994?) Hymn to Freedom: Blacks in Canada? A four part documentary devoting one hour each to Introduction, Montreal, Ontario and the West respectively. FC 106.B6 H95 1994 (EDUCATION LIBRARY, UBC)

Please note that the National Film Board of Canada has produced a fine collection of biographies, documentaries and films on African Canadians