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Towards an African Canadian art history : art, memory, and resistance / edited by Charmaine A. Nelson.

Concord, ON : Captus Press, [2019]
Physical Description:
xviii, 382 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Reference Library
N6545 .T69 2019 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Canada -- History.
Art, Canadian.
Artists, Black -- Canada -- History.
Nelson, Charmaine, editor, author.

  • Part 1: Memory, Nostalgia, and Spectacle
  • Chapter 1: "Just Imported and To Be Sold": Creolization and the Slave-Master Relationship in Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia / Aditi Ohri
  • Chapter 2: Exerting and Cultivating Selves: Nineteenth-Century Photography and the Black Subject in Southern Ontario / Julie Crooks
  • Chapter 3: "History Could be Taught by Means of Dolls ... ": Race, Doll-Play, and the History of Black Female Slavery in Canada / Alexandra Kelebay
  • Chapter 4: "Come One, Come All": Blackface Minstrelsy as a Canadian Tradition and Early Form of Popular Culture / Cheryl Thompson
  • Part 2: Resistance and Cultural Preservation
  • Chapter 5: "The Canadian Inhabitants are Remarkably Fond of Dancing": Reading the African Musicians in George Heriot's 'Minuets of the Canadians' (1807) / Charmaine A. Nelson
  • Chapter 6: The Likeness of Fugivity: Transatlantic Considerations of a Canadian Photograph / Emilie Boone
  • Chapter 7: Invisible Empires / Deanna Bowen
  • Chapter 8: Spiritual Baptist Ritual Garments in Church and Community / Carol B. Duncan.
  • Part 3: Institutional Practice
  • Chapter 9: From 'Portrait of a Negro Slave' to 'Portrait of a Haitian Woman': The Racial Politics of Renaming Art in Canadian Museum Practice / Charmaine A. Nelson
  • Chapter 10: Cricket in Montreal: Visualizing Race, Masculinity, and Community in Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century Canada / Mercelie Dionne-Petit
  • Chapter 11: Visualities of "Difference": De-Constructing Gendered "Third World" Subjects in Representations of Canadian International Aid / Christiana Abraham
  • Part 4: Historiography
  • Chapter 12: Authoring Belonging: Early African Canadian Fine Artists George H. McCarthy (1860-1906) and Edith H. McDonald (c. 1880-1954) / Adrienne R. Johnson
  • Chapter 13: Beyond Parochialism: Telling Tales about Black Activism and Conceptual Art / Krys Verrall
  • Chapter 14: Articulating Spaces of Representation: Contemporary Black Women Artists in Canada / Alice Ming Wai Jim
  • Chapter 15: Claiming Space: The Development of Black Canadian Cultural Activism of the 1980s and 1990s / Andrea Fatona.