Harvey Amani Whitfield is a Professor of United States and Canadian history.  His books include, Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860, The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810, North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, and Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents.  His current book project is entitled, Biographical Sketches of Black Slaves in Atlantic Canada, which documents the lives of 1,300 enslaved people.  In his free time, he attends church and spends time with his wife and young daughter.


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

United States, Canadian, Slavery


  • Ph.D. Dalhousie University 2003


  • (802) 656-3180
Office Location:

Wheeler House, Room 310

Office Hours:

Spring 2021 - Remote only on Microsoft Teams M 1:00 – 2:15 pm W 1:00 – 2:15 pm and by appointment