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Black Canadian Studies

Online Books & Texts

The databases listed below contain historical texts which may be of interest to Black Canadian Studies. Databases may include books, journals, pamphlets, letters, diaries, government documents, or other materials. Some are available free on the Web, others are available to the U of T Community through subscriptions.

To find a fuller list of electronic text collections at the University of Toronto in all subject areas:

  1. Select "Subjects A - Z" from the library home page.
  2. Choose a subject.
  3. Click on "Texts"

Or for historical text collections consult the Primary Sources Research Guide.



African Slavery


Script of text below.

"In Africa, an elder who passes away is like a library that has burnt down." Amadou Hampâté Bâ

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