Nightfall on the Upper Country

dc.contributor.advisorFerguson, Jade
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Kai of English and Theatre Studiesen_US of Guelphen_US of Fine Artsen_US Writingen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a work of historical fiction that investigates Black life in the 19th century great lakes region. The purpose of the study was to author a creative work that focused on the historic presence of Black people in the geographic, cultural, and political spaces of Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wyandot peoples, as all of the above interacted with the settler colonial nations now known as Canada and the United States. The study for this thesis consisted of an overview of historical monographs, historical fictions, as well as interviews with experts and traditional knowledge holders in the fields of Black and Indigenous history of the region in question. The research illuminated a plethora of underwritten cultural, political, and material relationships between Black, Indigenous, and settler colonial peoples. The thesis is an attempt to imagine several people and settings whose experiences and descriptions embody the aforementioned relationships.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectblack canadian historyen_US
dc.subjectblack historyen_US
dc.subjecthistorical fictionen_US
dc.subjectblack indigenous relationsen_US
dc.subjectwar of 1812en_US
dc.subjectunderground railroaden_US
dc.titleNightfall on the Upper Countryen_US