"Constitutionally" Unfit Winter: Race and Climate in Atlantic Canada

Ruma Chopra

San Jose State University

Ruma Chopra is Professor of History at San Jose State University. She is the author of Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution (University of Virginia Press, 2011) and Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Her next book titled "Almost Home" (Yale University Press, 2018) examines the resilience of Jamaican ex-slaves (Maroons) in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone.


My paper examines the preoccupation about climate and black migration in Canada in the early nineteenth century. Desperately in need of immigrants, Nova Scotia's government discouraged black migration from the post-slavery... [ view full abstract ]


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