The Resource North of the color line: : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955, Sarah-Jane Mathieu, (ebook)

North of the color line: : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955, Sarah-Jane Mathieu, (ebook)

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North of the color line: : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955
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North of the color line:
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migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955
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Sarah-Jane Mathieu
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eng
Summary
North of the Color Line examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. Through the experiences of black railway workers and their union, the Order of Sleeping Car Porters, Sarah-Jane Mathieu connects social, political, labor, immigration, and black diaspora history during the Jim Crow era.By World War I, sleeping car portering had become the exclusive province of black men. White railwaymen protested the presence of the black workers and insisted on a segregated workforce. Using the firsthand accounts of former sleeping car porters, Mathieu shows that porters often found themselves leading racial uplift organizations, galvanizing their communities, and becoming the bedrock of civil rights activism.Examining the spread of segregation laws and practices in Canada, whose citizens often imagined themselves as devoid of racism, Mathieu historicizes Canadian racial attitudes, and explores how black migrants brought their own sensibilities about race to Canada, participating in and changing political discourse there
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Midwest
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Mathieu, Sarah-Jane
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305.800971
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • West Indians
  • Electronic books
  • Canada
  • Immigrants
  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • West Indians
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adult
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North of the color line: : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955, Sarah-Jane Mathieu, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807899397
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719074
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11719074
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MWT11719074
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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North of the color line: : migration and Black resistance in Canada, 1870-1955, Sarah-Jane Mathieu, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719074
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719074
System control number
MWT11719074
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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