Congratulations Ronald Cummings and Natalee Caple! CSN Best Edited Collection Prize

Ronald Cummings and Natalee Caple, Harriet’s Legacies: Race, Historical Memory, and Futures in Canada (MQUP)

Edited by Ronald Cummings and Natalee Caple, Harriet’s Legacies uses the brief but important residence of Harriet Tubman in southern Ontario (Canada West, to be precise) as a starting point to explore new meanings of the origins, experiences, and trajectory of the Black diaspora in Canada. The book sheds new light on the profound transnational significance of the American cultural figure and activist by moving existing discourses beyond national boundaries in ways that invite us to think more fully about the diasporic dynamics that inform African Canadian life. Adopting a resolutely multidisciplinary approach and gathering the work of various artists and scholars in Black Studies, the 21-chapter volume does not simply look back but sees the impact of Harriet Tubman “as ongoing, collective practices of antiracism and freedom seeking.” In doing so, Harriet’s Legacies provides a renewed vigour for both African Canadian Studies and the pursuit of social justice in our times.

The CSN warmly thanks the committee members for this prize.