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The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community
In the mid 1960s the city of Halifax decided to relocate the inhabitants of Africville—a black community that had been transformed by civil neglect, mismanagement, and poor planning into one of the worst city slums in Canadian history. Africville is a sociological account of the relocation that reveals how lack of resources and inadequate planning led to devastating consequences for Africville relocatees.
Africville is a work of painstaking scholarship that reveals in detail the social injustice that marked both the life and the death of the community. It became a classic work in Canadian sociology after its original publication in 1974. The third edition contains new material that enriches the original analysis, updates the account, and highlights the continuing importance of Africville to black consciousness in Nova Scotia.
Table of Contents
List of TablesList of Photographs and MapsPreface to the 1974 EditionPreface to the 1987 EditionPreface to the 1999 EditionIntroduction: The Relocation Phenomenon and the Africville StudyChapter One: Black Immigration to Nova Scotia and the Settlement of AfricvilleChapter Two: Africville's Social StructureChapter Three: The Major Institution: The Seaview African United Baptist ChurchChapter Four: Africville as a Social ProblemChapter Five: The Relocation Decision and Liberal-Welfare Rhetoric: 1962-1964Chapter Six: Organization and Relocation: Mechanics and Limitations: 1964-1969Chapter Seven: Relocation and RelocateesChapter Eight: The Implications of Africville RelocationChapter Nine: Deconstructing Africville: 1999EpilogueForeword to the 1974 Edition – Guy HensonForeword to the 1987 Edition – Bridglal PachaiBibliography