UNSETTLING THE GREAT WHITE NORTH: BLACK CANADIAN HISTORY
An exhaustive volume of leading scholarship in the field of Black Canadian history, Unsettling the Great White North highlights the diverse experiences of persons of African descent within the chronicles of Canada’s past. The book considers histories and theoretical framings within the disciplines of history, sociology, law, and cultural and gender studies to chart the mechanisms of exclusion and marginalization in "multicultural" Canada and to situate Black Canadians as speakers and agents of their own lives. Working to interrupt the myth of benign whiteness that has been deeply implanted into the country’s imagination, contributors use chronological, regional, and thematic analyses to reconsider and uncover new narratives of Black life in Canada.
Michele Johnson is a professor of history and Associate Dean Students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.
Funkè Aladejebi is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on twentieth century oral history, Black Canadian women’s history, the history of Canadian education and transnationalism.
Other publications from this author include:
- Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers (2021)
- "Writing Black Canadian Women's History: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going" in Reading Canadian Women's and Gender History (2019)
- "In Slavery and Freedom: Domestic Service in the Caribbean" in Slavery, Resistance and Abolitions: A Pluralist Perspective, 197-214 (2019)
- "'Mi have to work': La domesticité des enfants en Jamaïque, 1920-1970" in Situations Contemporaines de Servitude et d'Esclavage: Anthropologie et sociétés, 41 (1), 147-177 (2017)
- Send Little Outbursts across the School: Black Women Teachers and Micro-Resistive Strategies in Ontario Schools, 1960s – 1980s in Education Matters, 3(1) (2016)
- We Got Our Quota: Black Female Educators and Resistive Pedagogies, 1960s-1980s in Ontario History, 107 (1) (2015)
- "Ah look afta de chile like is mine': Discourses of Mothering in Jamaican Domestic Service, 1920-1970" in Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 79-96 (2015)
- "'The Spear is Black with a pure gold point': Articulations of 'Blackness' in Toronto during the 1970s" in Exploring Dimensions of African Diasporas, 180-215 (2014)
- "I didn't want to be anything special. I just wanted to teach school": A Case Study of Black Female Educators in Colchester, Ontario, 1960 in Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, 5 (1-2) (2012)
- "'. . . to ensure that only suitable persons are sent': Screening Jamaican Women for the West Indian Domestic Scheme in Canada" in Jamaicans in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence, 36-53 (2012)
- "They Do as They Please": The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom After Morant Bay (2011)
- "'Problematic Bodies': Negotiations and Terminations in Domestic Service in Jamaica, 1920-1970" in Left History (Special Issue: Domestic Service), 12 (2), 84-112 (2007)
- "Women's Labours in the Caribbean" in Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes, 32 (1), 2007. (2007)
- Neither Led Nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperialism in Jamaica, 1865-1920 (2004)