Harvey Amani Whitfield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. His areas of research focus on the black population in both Atlantic Canada and New England,
including migration, voluntary and involuntary, to the Canadian Maritimes. In 2006, he published Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860. He is the author of two scholarly monographs, a textbook, a short book, many peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and several encyclopedia entries. His most recent contributions are The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810 (Vermont Historical Society, 2014) and North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes (University of British Columbia Press, 2016). 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, and York University’s Harriet Tubman Centre.