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DESCRIPTION: The Dawn of Tomorrow was a weekly serial publication, also known as the National Negro Weekly. The contents of the publication were "devoted to the interests of the darker races". This newspaper was published by James F. Jenkins, in London, Ontario, and was continued by his family after his death in 1931.
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1923-1972
CALL NUMBER: AP5.D4
Catalogue record for The Dawn of Tomorrow. Also available on microfilm in The D.B. Weldon Library.
AUTHOR: John J.E Linton
DESCRIPTION: "The Voice of the Bondsman" was a publication issued in Stratford by abolitionist John J.E Linton. The publication was intended to enlighten and encourage Canadian citizens to condemn "human chattel Slavery and a fellowship with it and its abettors". Linton used this publication to encourage Canadians to support escaped or liberated slaves who sought refuge in Canada as well as warn them of the dangers of financially supporting American companies who favour or are silent about slavery. There were only two issues of the publication, and only 5000 copies were distributed. This is the only known surviving copy of "The Voice of the Bondsman"
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1856-1857
CALL NUMBER: E449.V88
Link to online pdf of both issues of Voice of the Bondsman
AUTHOR: Annie Straith Jamieson
DESCRIPTION: The author of this book, Annie Straith Jamieson, was the grand-niece of William King. This book is a biographical overview of the life and impact of William King, who was the founder of the liberated slave and refugee colony in Buxton, Ontario. The settlement prospered from 1848-1873. Find the manuscript for this book along with other papers and letters from author Annie Straith Jamieson in the Archival Material tab in this guide.
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1925
CALL NUMBER: E450.K56J3 (regular size)
AUTHOR: Ontario Black History Society
DESCRIPTION: This is an exhibition catalogue from the "Black History in Early Ontario" traveling exhibition. The catalogue contains information on the history of slavery in Upper Canada, the underground railroad, John Brown, patterns of black settlement, the Buxton settlement, blacks and the military, community life for blacks in Canada, etc.
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1981
CALL NUMBER: F1059.7.N3O56 (oversize)
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and writer. Her 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, depicted the harsh reality of slavery in the United States. Our collections has rare editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as many of Stowe's other literary works.
DESCRIPTION: This map shows layout of settlement of blacks who moved to Canada.
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: C1850
CALL NUMBER: CX926
AUTHOR: Fred Landon
DESCRIPTION: M.A. thesis from the University of Western Ontario.
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1919
CALL NUMBER: AS42.L8L25 (oversize)