Lectures take place on Zoom at 11 on Wednesday mornings.
February 22, 2023: Brian Martin presents “Canada and the Civil War: Opening Eyes in Niagara and Beyond.”
Canada and Canadians played an interesting role before, during and after the American Civil War, 1861 to 1865. About 40,000 Americans, primarily formerly enslaved Black persons arrived along the Underground Railroad. During the war Canada sold goods to both sides and gave refuge to spies, plotters, draft-dodgers and others. After the war, former plantation owners and racists fled to Canada, along with Confederate officials and generals who settled for a time in places like Niagara-on-the-Lake, Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere.
Brian Martin is the author of From Underground Railroad to Rebel Refuge: Canada and the Civil War, published by ECW Press of Toronto. Brian was an award-winning journalist for more than 40 years, telling the stories of Southwestern Ontario. He has written two true crime books, several biographies and baseball histories, and is a member of two historical societies. He lives in London, ON.
Presentations are free for all but registration is required. Use ticket link below to register on Zoom.