Birchtown and the Black Loyalists

Wanda Taylor

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ISBN: 9781771081665

Birchtown and the Black Loyalists

  Author:   Wanda Taylor    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

“Although diminished in numbers, Birchtown remains a proud symbol of the struggle by Blacks in the Maritimes and elsewhere for justice and dignity.” So says the plaque at Black Loyalist Heritage Park in Birchtown, commemorating the former Black slaves who fought with the British in the American Revolutionary War to gain their freedom in the form of a small plot of land near Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

In Birchtown and the Black Loyalists, Wanda Taylor recounts the incredible story of the Black Loyalists of Birchtown for young readers. With educational and accessible language, readers are introduced to the journey of Black American soldiers taken from Africa as slaves, their quest for freedom, the settlement and struggle of Black Loyalists on Nova Scotian soil, and the enduring spirit of their descendants in spite of a history marked by hardship and loss. Includes informative sidebars, highlighted glossary terms, recommended reading, historic timeline, an index, and dozens of historical and contemporary images.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771081665
Item NB1104
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onNovember 3 2014
Language eng
Pages 80
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 6.75(in)
Shipping weight190(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Wanda Taylor is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books, including Birchtown and the Black Loyalist; The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children: the Hurt, the Hope and the Healing, and Ride or Die, a YA novel based on true events of a teen trafficked into the sex trade. Wanda has won the Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.