Nova Scotia, one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada, is a locale on the North American map that few know about. Located in the Atlantic due east of the state of Maine, the name is Latin for "New Scotland,” I have personally visited several Canadian provinces and cities over the years. Toronto, Ontario with its rich melting pot of ethnicities and cultures has become one of my favorite cities. Then there’s the western province of British Columbia where I have indulged in its lush, green foliage and temperate rainforests.
Check out The Book of Negroes (a list of every person who were relocated to Nova Scotia after the Revolutionary War). They called it Nova Scarcity because Britain, who was supposed to provide the means to get them started in their new lives, really didn't follow through. The townspeople who lived near them weren't exactly welcoming either.
An EXCELLENT fiction book (but based on solid research) is Someone Knows My Name (US) The Book of Negroes (Canada). I cannot recommend it highly enough.
This was such a fascinating read thank you! I'll be in Montreal so sadly not Halifax but curious about their Black history now too