North of the Color Line: Migration and Black Resistance in Canada, 1870-1955
North of the Color Line examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. Through the experiences of black railway workers and their union, the Order of Sleeping Car Porters, Sarah-Jane Mathieu connects social, political, labor, immigration, and black diaspora history during the Jim Crow era.
Saje Mathieu is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota and a Faculty Fellow at the Warren Centre for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Mathieu specializes in twentieth century American and African American history, with a focus on immigration, globalization, race, war, and political resistance.
Other publications from this author include:
- "L'Union Fait La Force: Black Soldiers in the Great War" in First World War Studies, 9 (2) (2018)
- "Great Expectations: African Americans and the Great War" in American Quarterly, 63 (2) (2011)
- "The Black Experience in Canada Revisited" in Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-Border Life Courses, Labor Markets, and Politics in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States, 399-421 (2011)
- "The Great Migration Reconsidered" in Magazine of History, 23 (4) (2009)
- "North of the Color Line: Sleeping Car Porters and the Battle Against Jim Crow on Canadian Rails, 1880-1920" in Labour/Le Travail 47, 9-42 (2001)