We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up': Essays in African Canadian Women's History

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Six black Canadian women revive the history of their sisters, which is virtually unknown in conventional Canadian history. Among the topics are early black women in Nova Scotia, the underground railroad movement, 19th-century teacher Mary Bibb in the west, factory work during World War II, and immigration policies. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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'...[We're Rooted Here] offers an excellent bibliography as well as a lesson to other historians of Canada, namely, that the Anglo-and Franco-centrism of much of Canadian historiography has not only elided the history of African Canadians but has neglected comparative Canadian-American history...'

'This important book restores African Canadian women to Canadian women's history and explodes once and for all the misconception that blacks, in particular black women, have only recently arrived and have made no contribution to Canada's development.'

'This book should serve as a watershed for Black Canadian feminist studies, and hopefully, feminist studies in Canada, because its contents sets it apart from much of the literature of a similar nature published before. By encompassing aspects of the Black women's historical experiences in Canada between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, Bristow's et al have produced a book that meets the requirements of being a university text, and a publication for the classroom, library and home.'

'This is a highly significant collection of six essays on African Canadian women. The focus of the essays is primarily historical, they are well documented and interesting to read. This interpretation of Canadian history written from the perspectives of black women, permits us to have a much more balanced view of our institutions, academic studies of Canadian history in general and the history of Canadian women in particular. The authors of these essays apply an essentially antiracist approach to Canadian history and alert us to the fundamental racist sexism that pervades our systems of thought and legislation. This is ample proof that antiracist education is excellent education.'

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Peggy Bristow is a researcher in the Centre for Women's Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto.

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