By Ian MacDonald, Betty O'Keefe
Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith was once the sufferer of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial rigidity in a really younger Vancouver. on the center of the difficulty have been the mysterious situations surrounding Smith's demise, rather the truth that the one different grownup in the home on the time used to be the chinese language houseboy. whilst Smith's loss of life used to be via the assassination of Davie Lew, a well known chinese language guy, it simply reinforced the eu view that Vancouver's Asian group was once a hotbed of violence and corruption.
Newspaper editors and so much of Vancouver's white neighborhood raised an outcry, charging the police with incompetence and significant arrests, whereas Presbyterian indignation referred to as for legislations and order in addition to an finish to chinese language immigration. prior to the summer time was once over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast have been set to safeguard their very own, and one Scottish minister went as far as to claim it a time of "holy war."
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9 These ignoble examples should not diminish the heroic interracial efforts that led to the abolition of Jim Crow cars in Massachusetts, or the state’s repeal in 1843 of a ban on black–white marriages. Abolitionists accomplished 18 Douglass’s Self-Making and Abolitionism what few people in American history have been able to do: integrate parts of society. 10 In one sense, Douglass’s colleagues were right to try to contain him. By 1844, after steeping himself in such authors as Byron, Burns, Shakespeare, Carlyle, Emerson, and Milton, he sounded nothing like a slave and audiences began accusing him of never having been one.
2. , 217. 3. Benjamin Quarles, “Douglass: The Crowning Years,” Journal of Negro Education 24:4 (Autumn 1955), 442; Benjamin Quarles, Frederick Douglass (Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, 1948), 343, ix. 4. David Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003). 5. Vernon Loggins, The Negro Author: His Development in America to 1900 (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1931), 139. 6. Philip S. Foner, Frederick Douglass: A Biography (New York: Citadel Press, 1964), 5.
Two friends in particular set Douglass on the path to ﬁnancial security. One was Julia Grifﬁths, an Englishwoman who had helped purchase his freedom. After learning that his paper was in jeopardy, she moved to Rochester to help. She had a brilliant business sense and raised thousands of dollars by organizing antislavery fairs, making personal appeals for money and subscriptions, and creating a crucial base of support among women readers. ” Soon he learned how to write quickly and conﬁdently without mistakes.
Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and Bigotry by Ian MacDonald, Betty O'Keefe