Harvey Amani Whitfield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. His areas of research expertise are African Canadian and African American history. Specifically, he focuses on the black population in both Atlantic Canada and New England. In 2006, he published Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860. Whitfield is the author of a scholarly monograph, textbook, edited book, peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and several encyclopedia entries. His most recent contribution is The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810 (2014). Whitfield has presented over 40 academic papers at various conferences including the Canadian Historical Association, American Historical Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American Studies Association, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, New England Historical Association, and York University’s Harriet Tubman Centre. His current book, North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, is forthcoming with the University of British Columbia Press in Winter/Spring 2016.