University of Calgary

Harvey Amani Whitfield

  • Professor

Professional Description

Harvey Amani Whitfield is a Professor of North American History.  He attended Dalhousie University for his MA and PhD.  Whitfield is the author of several books, including Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1865, North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, and Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents.  His current project is a biographical dictionary that documents the lives of over 1450 enslaved Black people in Colonial Canada’s Atlantic Region to be published with the University of Toronto Press/Acadiensis in early 2022.  Whitfield’s future research projects will illuminate how enslaved Black women and their experiences tell historians a great deal about slavery in Canada.  He is an active member of the Canadian historical profession and serves on various editorial advisory boards including Acadiensis, Labour, and the Canadian Historical Review.

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