The British lost the American Revolution, but promised to relocate to safety the blacks who had served during the war. Their names were recorded in The Book Of Negroes, which is also the title of Lawrence Hill’s award-winning 2007 book.
Those British patriots were indeed moved to Canada – and then abandoned. Betrayed by the Crown.
If you missed the CBC Television miniseries (running Wednesdays), you can read the original fact-based novel, filed in Adult Fiction on the Lennoxville Library’s shelves.
– January 21, 2015