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By Linda Brown-Kubisch

The Black pioneers (1839-1865) who cleared the land and verified the Queen’s Bush payment in that component of unsurveyed land the place present-day Waterloo and Wellington counties meet, close to Hawkesville, are the point of interest of this commonly researched booklet. Linda Brown-Kubisch’s recognition to element and dedication to those long-neglected settlers re-establishes their position in Ontario heritage. Set within the context of the early migration of Blacks into higher Canada, this paintings is a needs to for historians and for genealogists taken with tracing relations connections with those pioneer population of the Queen’s Bush.

"In the nineteenth century the most very important components of cost for fugitive American slaves was once the Queen’s Bush, then an remoted sector within the backwoods of Ontario. regardless of a lot fresh cognizance to African-Canadian historical past, the Queen’s Bush is still a distant territory for historic scholarship. Linda Brown-Kubisch deals a pioneering access into that hole. With a jeweller’s eye for the organic topic, Brown-Kubisch introduces the brave Black adventurers and the hardships they confronted in Canada." - James Walker, Professor of heritage, collage of Waterloo, and writer of The Black Loyalists (1976, 1992) and "Race," Rights and the legislation (1997).

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