Baskets of Black Nova Scotians

Joleen Gordon

Abstract


This book is a history of the basketmaking tradition brought to Nova Scotia by the Black Refugees during the War of 1812. These escaping slaves were brought up from the Atlantic seaboard to freedom by the British Navy. The book features illustrated examples of work and construction techniques as the tradition is continued today by their descendants.

 

Keywords:

baskets, ribbed baskets, basketmaking, Black Refugees, War of 1812, HMS Diomede, Royal Navy, Edith Clayton, East Preston, Joleen Gordon, Black, Africa, African, African American, African Canadian, African Nova Scotian, Africadian, hand crafts, market crafts, container history, Chesapeake Refugees, ethnology, basket art, migration, migratory, slaves, slave crafts, skills, tradition


Keywords


baskets, ribbed baskets, basketmaking, Black Refugees, War of 1812, HMS Diomede, Royal Navy, Edith Clayton, East Preston, Black, African, African American, African Canadian, African Nova Scotian, Africadian, hand crafts, market crafts, container history,

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