ANTHR150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Asiatic Exclusion League, Japanese Canadians

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A common practice until the early parts of the 19th century (1800s) 3000 black loyalists were promised emancipation (set free from political, social, or legal restrictions) in exchange for ghting for britain. They were promised 100 acre plots but either received nothing or barren 1 acre plots on the fringes of white townships. Free, but would be hard to make a living with little to no land to make a living off of. Many forced into poverty and were forced to sell their labour paid only 25% of what white workers were paid. Encourage employers to hire them instead of white workers (they were cheaper) whites angered that they were not being hired and therefore go after the blacks. 1784 nova scotia a mob destroyed black properties and drove them out of the townships. 1850s blacks were not allowed to own properties or educate their children in public schools.

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