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Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Africville

An African Nova Scotian Community is Demolished – and Fights Back

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Africville is designed to provide an introductory-level overview of the history of Halifax’s Africville coomunity with particular emphasis on the lived experience of its residents. This title makes use of photos and illustrations, firsthand accounts, and sections of easily digestible text to engage students with the material. The titles in this series are ideal for introductory-level university classes where students may not have encountered these subjects before.

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Gloria Ann Wesley

GLORIA ANN WESLEY is an award-winning African-Nova Scotian writer and a former teacher. She is the author of two novels, two books of poetry, and several picture books. If This is Freedom was chosen for One Book Nova Scotia in 2017. Her latest work is Abigail's Wish. Gloria resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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The introduction provides a brief summary of the history of Africville, introduces some of the individuals whose stories are told in the book and outlines the goals of the book. 4 $0.40

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This chapter looks at the history of slavery in North America. It illustrates this with drawings, photographs, documents and firsthand accounts. 2 $0.20

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This chapter discusses how Black settlers arrived in Nova Scotia and what Nova Scotia was like when they arrived. It illustrates this with drawings, photographs, documents and firsthand accounts. 6 $0.60

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This chapter recounts the founding of Africville and the experience of the early settlers as well as the impact of the Halifax Explosion on the community. It illustrates this with drawings, … 14 $1.40

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This chapter describes the experience of the residents of Africville. It illustrates this with drawings, photographs, documents and firsthand accounts. 12 $1.20

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This chapter describes the decision that led up to the demolition of Africville, the efforts made to preserve it and the impact it had on redidents. It illustrates this with drawings, … 16 $1.60

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This chapter describes the aftermath of the demolition of Africville, and efforts made by residents to preserve its sense of community. It illustrates this with drawings, photographs, documents … 10 $1.00

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This chapter describes the efforts that have been made to acknowledge and take account for the treatment of the Residents of Africville. It illustrates this with drawings, photographs, documents … 16 $1.60

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