Viola Desmond's Canada
by Graham Reynolds
A GROUND-BREAKING BOOK—from slavery under French and British rule in the 18th century in Canada to the practice of racial segregation and the fight for racial equality in the 20th century.
Building on Wanda Robson’s own recollections of her sister’s private protest against segregation in a New Glasgow theatre in 1946, this is “an impressive book that tackles much more than the experience of Viola Desmond. Reynolds’ work is a wide-ranging discussion of the broad themes of slavery, race, segregation and historical memory.”
—Harvey Amani whitfield, Univ. of Vermont