Black protest tradition in Nova Scotia, 1783-1964

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Hay, Sheridan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.other FC2350 B6 H39 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22152
dc.description 195 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 181-195).
dc.description.abstract "Black Protest Tradition in Nova Scotia" explores the black community's history of protest in Nova Scotia from the arrival of the Black Loyalists to the destruction of Africville. While the white community in Nova Scotia has economically, politically, and socially marginalized the black community, the black community has resisted this treatment. Although the black community's protest tradition has been limited by ideological constraints, a legacy of protest and resistance has endured in response to an ideology that has been fashioned and refashioned over two centuries to prevent blacks from receiving the rights of first class citizens. This history of resistance has been the dominant influence in any post-Second World War black protest movement in Nova Scotia. Despite an ongoing public perception that black protest activity has been largely derived from the American experience, particularly the civil rights movement, this thesis demonstrates that black protest is firmly rooted in the history of Nova Scotia.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2350.B6
dc.subject.lcsh Blacks -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Halifax (N.S.) -- Race relations -- History
dc.title Black protest tradition in Nova Scotia, 1783-1964
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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