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The books listed below have been consulted during research for Foundations: The African Canadian Connection. We have included this list to assist other researchers in their study of African Canadian history in the region. The African Canadian Roads to Freedom Guide also contains an extensive suggested reading list.

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter, Patricia & Fredrick McKissack, Walker & Co, N.Y., 1989.

Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad, Ann Hagedorn, Simonm & Schuster, N.Y., 2002.

Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions, Joseph Mensah, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax, 2002.

Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada, Rinaldo Walcott, Insomniac Press, Toronto, 2003.

Black Pentecostal Music in Windsor, Paul McIntyre, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1976.

Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the Family Tree, Tony Burrows, Fireside, N.Y., 2001.

Breaking Loose: African – Canadian Dance in Southwestern Ontario 1900 – 1955, Ruth Ann Shadd, Preney Print & Litho Inc., Windsor, Ontario, 1995.

Canada in Us Now – The first Anthology of Black Poetry and Prose in Canada, edited by Harold Head NC Press Ltd., Toronto, 1976.

Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity, Dee Parmer Woodtor, PHD, Random House, N.Y., 1999.

Going for the Gold: The Story of Black Women in Sports, Ken Bentley, Carnation Company, 1983.

Harrow & Colchester South 1792-1992, Harrow Early Immigrant Society, Harrow History Book Committee, 1993.

I Came As A Stranger: The Underground Railroad, Bryan Prince, Tundra Books, Toronto, 2004.

InnoVations in Black Education in Canada, National Council of Black Educators of Canada, Vincent D’Oyley editor, Umbrella Press, Toronto, 1994.

Look to the North Star: A Life of William King, Victor Ullman, Umbrella Press, Toronto, 1969.

North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad, Gena K Gorrell, Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, 1996.

Rising From the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class, Larry Tye, Henry Holt and Company, N.Y., 2004.

Slave Songs: The Georgia Sea Islands, Lydia Parrish, Creative Age Press Inc., N.Y., 1942.

The Books of Negro Spirituals, James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson N.Y., Viking Press, 1944.

The Black Battalion: 1916-1920, Canada’s Best Kept Military Secret, Calvin W. Ruck, Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1987.

The Civil War Songbook, Dover Publications, N.Y., 1977.

The Freedom Seekers : Blacks in Early Canada, Daniel Hill, Book Society of Canada, Agincourt, ON, 1981.

The Long Road : A History of the Coloured Canadian in Windsor, Ontario 1867-1967, Charlotte Bronte Perry, Sumner Printing and Publishing, Windsor, 1967.

The Road that led to Somewhere, Bryan E. Walls, Olive Pub., Windsor, ON, 1980.

The Skin I’m In: Racism, Sports and Education, Christopher M. Spence, Fernwood Publishing,

Township of Sandwich South, A Ninety-one year old tree with two-hundred year old roots, by Laura L. Langlois, 1984.

Trials and Triumphs: The Story of African-Canadians, Lawrence Hill, Umbrella Press, Toronto, 1993.

UNWELCOME GUESTS: Canada West’s Response to American Fugitive Slaves, 1800-1865, Jason H. Silverman, Associated Faculty Press Inc., N.Y., 1985.

Uppermost Canada: The Western District and the Detroit Frontier 1800-1850, R. Alan Douglas, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 2001.


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