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For years African-Canadian athletes struggled against rampant racism, yet excelled in their respective sports. This is their story.
"Africa’s Children is a testament to one’s heritage, a belief in one’s ancestors, and a record of truth ... no told!" – Dr. Henry V. Bishop, chief curator, Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, Africa’s Children is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehensive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, The Black Loyalist Directory, and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long.
Winter has shaped Canada’s image and has been embraced with hearty enthusiasm from snowshoeing hikers in the nineteenth century, to future hockey stars on backyard rinks, to the indoor spectacle of figure-skating carnivals and curling bonspiels. Much of our literature, our songs, and our memories of youth reflect the bracing tonic that winter brings even as we curse the ice-laden roads on morning commutes or during weekend ski trips. But alas, winter’s demise to a weak reminder of its former glory is a real possibility as climate change wreaks long-term havoc. This timely book takes a fond look at winter’s past, its place in Canada’s story, and how it has shaped our sports history. It also explores what climate change means for our sense of Canadian identity, for our winter sports heritage and its related industries, and for our ability to hold winter sporting events beyond the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
In Baseball History Research 101, Brian McKenna has brought together in one quick and easy synopsis a complete guide for the beginning researcher.Individual chapters highlight the necessary topics:* Selecting Your Field of Study* Available Resources* Web Sites* Digital Archives* Searching Resources, Sites and Archives* Making Contacts* Organizing Your Data* Writing and Getting PublishedYou will discover not only where to search but how and why. Then, you'll be given hints in making notes, maintaining your data and organizing it.The program utilizes the most inexpensive methods possible. Most resources are free or can be examinedrather cheaply. Appendixes are also provided which offer a bibliographical listing of baseball works and pre-prepared forms which you'll find useful duringyour endeavors.
Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.
Offers a look at African-Americans who achieved major firsts in such areas as journalism, entertainment, the military, history, and politics, noting the dates of each event.

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