24 Rare Photos Show Canadian Cowboys From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Southern Alberta was, and still is, ranching country, with millions of acres of grasslands providing pasture for hungry cattle. Many ranches were established in the province beginning in the 1880s, and cowboys were hired to help take care of the cattle, horses, and other livestock. They worked for large outfits such as the Bar U Ranch, the CC Ranch at Mosquito Creek, and the Bow River Horse Ranch. They branded animals in the spring and took part in huge fall round-ups. They lived in…
The little-told history of Canadians as slave owners, not just slave rescuers | CBC Radio
McGill professor Charmaine Nelson studies what is known as the fugitive slave archive — a collection of advertisements for escaped slaves. Ms. Nelson says we must understand our history of slavery, to confront racism in Canada today.
Slavery and Freedom on a Canadian Shore: Africa’s Children in Nova Scotia, 1750-2009
In the account below Nova Scotian historian Sharon Robart-Johnson describes the research and writing that culminated in her book, African’s Children: A History of Blacks in Yarmouth, Nova Sco…
Black History Month: 6 black Canadian culture-makers | CBC News
February is Black History Month in Canada and we're celebrating six of the cultural movers and shakers who enliven the arts scene in this country, and the icons who inspired them.
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Rose Fortune (1774 - 1864) Arguably the coolest Canadian ever, Rose was born into slavery in Virginia & immigrated to Nova Scotia at age 10 with her Black Loyalist parents after the American Revolution. She became a successful entrepreneur in an era where that opportunity was nearly impossible for a black woman. Fortune became one of port town Annapolis Royal's "most notable and respected figures during the first half of the 19th century."
1914 – 1920 • For the first time women started working in munitions factories when men went off to war. • Women started to get the right to vote around Canada such as in the provinces Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick • Women’s labour league – The women’s labour league defended women workers and the labour movement. Their goal was to have equal pay, maternity care, and birth control. They also exposed short fall minimum wage laws.
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