Black and Bluenose : The Contemporary History of Community. First Edition

By: SAUNDERS, Charles CLARKE, George Elliott, foreword]

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SAUNDERS, Charles. Black and Bluenose : The Contemporary History of Community. Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada : Pottersfield Press, 1999. First Edition. Pp (6),7-223,(1). illustrated with 9 b&w photos. 8vo (151 x 228 mm), photo-illustrated blue cardcovers, with white & red lettering to spine. .

Charles Saunders (b. July 12, 1946 in Pennsylvania).

"Nova Scotia is the cradle of an African Canadian community that has existed for more than 200 years. During that time, black Nova Scotians have shared triumphs and tragedies similar to those of other communities of colour in North America, yet they have also developed a culture that is unique.

The last ten years have been eventful for Bluenose blacks. The province has seen the election of the first black menber of the legislature, the first black judge as wel as a revival of music, art and writing. there have been successful anti-racism programs and affirmative action in school and on the job.

But there have been upheavals and setbacks as well, including racial fights at high schools, violence in the streets, high unemployment and continued inequality along with the continued outrage over the forced relocation of the residents of Africville.

Black and Bluenose documents the recent history of Canada's oldest and largest indigenous black community. Saunders writes with passion and insight about issues that are close to his heart and an understanding of the historical forces that shape the headlines of today." - from the rear cover.

George Elliott Clarke's "On Charles Saunders, or The artist as journalist", a brief introductory essay (pp.7-9);
1. Come-from-away;
2. School days;
3. Not in my back yard;
4. Racial politics;
5. What's going on;
6. Taking it to the streets;
7. School days: The sequel;
8. Fight at a frat house;
9. Milestones;
10. Africville.

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Title: Black and Bluenose : The Contemporary History of Community. First Edition

Author Name: SAUNDERS, Charles CLARKE, George Elliott, foreword]

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Publisher: Pottersfield Press, Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, 1999, ISBN:1895900239: 1999

ISBN Number: 1895900239

ISBN Number 13: 9781895900231

Seller ID: 33191