Africville : The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community. First Edition


CLAIRMONT, Donald H. and Dennis William MAGILL. Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1974). First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-272. Illustrated with b&w photos, map. 8vo, illustrated light brown trade paperback. Spadoni & Donnelly 2532. "In the mid-1960's the city of Halifax decided to relocate the inhabitants of Africville -- a pleasant middle-class black community transformed by civic neglect, mismanagement and poor planning into one of the worst city slums in Canada's history. Two sociologists conducted a survey on the relocation and in 'Africville' they critically examine the mechanics of the programme, the insufficient planning, the lack of resources and communication, the results and effects of the move. A study in urban problems, redevelopment and relocation, 'Africville' is both a serious work of scholarship and a responsible condemnation of social injustice." - from the rear cover. Light spine creasing, name verso front cover, sparse edge spotting, else very good. 15.00

Title: Africville : The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community. First Edition

Author Name: CLAIRMONT, Donald H. MAGILL, Dennis William. HENSON, Guy, foreword.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0771057881:

Seller ID: 96118

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA HALIFAX CITY HFXISTORY BLACK STUDIES BLASTU CANADIAN SOCIAL HISTORY URBAN STUDIES CANADA AFRICVILLE,