CANCELED -- Lydia Jackson and the Study of Enslaved Black Women in Colonial Canada

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The Department of History presents "Lydia Jackson and the Study of Enslaved Black Women in Colonial Canada" with Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, Professor of History, University of Calgary.

Friday, March 4, 2022
3 p.m.
Zoom registration required

This talk will explore the life of Lydia Jackson who suffered re-enslavement in Nova Scotia after the American Revolution. It will look at some of the fundamental methodological problems of studying people who do not have a great deal of historical documentation about their lives. Some historians have correctly written at length about how the archive silences certain groups of people, but in this case, we have a fair amount of documentation about a re-enslaved Black woman and can recreate a short biography of her life.

Bio: Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield is a Professor of History at the University of Calgary. He earned his MA and PhD from Dalhousie University. He is the author of several books including Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860 and North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes. In March, his newest book, Biographical Dictionary of Enslaved Black People in the Maritimes, will be published by University of Toronto Press.

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