The Reverend Jennie Johnson and African Canadian History, 1868-1967
In this first extended study of Jennie Johnson's fascinating life, Nina Reid-Maroney reconstructs Johnson's nearly one-hundred-year story -- from her upbringing in a black abolitionist settlement in nineteenth-century Canada to her work as an activist and Christian minister in the modern civil rights movement. This critical biography of a figure who outstripped the racial and religious barriers of her time offers a unique and powerful view of the struggle for freedom in North America.
Nina Reid-Maroney is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Huron University College at Western (London, Ontario) and a coeditor of The Promised Land: History and Historiography of Black Experience in Chatham-Kent's Settlements
"In Their Adopted Land": Johnson's Family in Canada
"As Lively Stones": Abolitionist Culture in Johnson's Dresden
A Resurrection Story: Conversion and Calling
"God Forbid That I Should Glory": Johnson and History
"Winner of the Ontario Historical Society's 2013 Alison Prentice Award, which recognizes the best book on women's history in Ontario published in the past three years." .
"The Reverend Jennie Johnson tells the story of a remarkable figure whose varied accomplishments represent an important legacy for black history in Ontario and an example for women's rights. Reid-Maroney's account of Johnson's long life moves from the Underground Railroad era into the later, seldom explored time period that followed. Beautifully written and thoroughly researched." Bryan Prince, author of One More River to Cross and A Shadow on the Household.
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