Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
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Women’s Press,Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 225 pages
6 x 9 inches
September 2018
Print ISBN: 9780889616066
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Overview

Women in the “Promised Land” places African Canadian women’s lived experiences, identities, and histories at the centre of Canada’s past. This collection of original research edited by leading scholars in the field encourages readers to interrogate the idea of Canada as a “Promised Land” by examining the rich and varied history of African Canadian women. The nine chapters span the early 1830’s of slavery through to the late twentieth centuries of activism. This interdisciplinary collection draws on existing research from cultural studies, literary studies, communications, and visual culture to reframe familiar figures in African Canadian women’s history, such as feminist Mary Ann Shadd and civil rights activist Viola Desmond, in the wider African diaspora. This invaluable text sheds light on questions of the past, present, and future in the field, and is best suited for undergraduate courses in women’s studies, African studies, sociology, and history.

Features:

  • contains interdisciplinary, accessible, and original work that examines African Canadian women’s history through a visual culture lens
  • includes a creative piece by Afua Cooper, chapter abstracts, questions for discussion, and a bibliographic appendix
  • encourages readers to make connections between African Canadian women’s history and emerging scholarship on race, indigeneity, and queer histories


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Calling to Her Brethren: Immigration, Race and Female Representation in the Life and Writings of Mary Ann Shadd by Cary Nassisse Solomon

Chapter 2: “servant, seraglio, savage or ‘Sarah’ ”: Examining the Visual Representation of Black Female Subjects in Canadian Art and Visual Culture by Charmaine Nelson

Chapter 3: Women and Children First: The Role of Black Women and Children in Southwestern Ontario’s Temperance Movement, 1840-1899 by Lorene Bridgen

Chapter 4:African Baptist Women Organize: The Women at the Well by Sylvia Hamilton

Chapter 5: Intellectual History and the Visual Archive: Reading Photographs of the Reverend Jennie Johnson (1868-1967) by Nina Reid-Maroney

Chapter 6: “The Splendid Work Our Women Have Done”: African-Canadian Women in the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Carla Marano

Chapter 7: Labouring for Change: Narratives of African Nova Scotian Women, 1919 – 1990 by Claudine Bonner and Wanda Thomas Bernard

Chapter 8: Unsuitable to become Canadian: Change and Continuity in Racial Discourse in Canadian Political Consciousness A Mari Usque Ad Mare, 1850-1965 by Boulou Ebanda de B'béri and Dana Whitney Sherwood

Chapter 9: Mary Ann Shadd and the Canadian Political Imaginary: Citizenship and Experience in 19th-Century Canada West by Emilie- Andrée Jabouin

Bibliographic Essay

Nina Reid-Maroney

Nina Reid-Maroney is an Associate Professor and Chair of History at Huron University College.


Boulou Ebanda de B’béri

Boulou Ebanda de B’béri is a Full Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa.


Wanda Thomas Bernard

Wanda Thomas Bernard is a Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University, and a recent appointee to the Canadian Senate.


Student Resources


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