A Man Called Moses: The Curious Life of Wellington Delaney Moses

A Man Called Moses The Curious Life of Wellington Delaney Moses The Black Barber of Barkerville as Wellington Delaney Moses was known came to British Columbia from San Francisco looking for a new home and a place of peace He was among the first black people to

  • Title: A Man Called Moses: The Curious Life of Wellington Delaney Moses
  • Author: Bill Gallaher Bill Gallaher
  • ISBN: 9781894898041
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Black Barber of Barkerville, as Wellington Delaney Moses was known, came to British Columbia from San Francisco, looking for a new home and a place of peace He was among the first black people to arrive in B.C hoping that the colony, with its Creole governor, James Douglas, would offer a tolerant and welcoming frontier than had California he was not disappoi The Black Barber of Barkerville, as Wellington Delaney Moses was known, came to British Columbia from San Francisco, looking for a new home and a place of peace He was among the first black people to arrive in B.C hoping that the colony, with its Creole governor, James Douglas, would offer a tolerant and welcoming frontier than had California he was not disappointed.Moses was a remarkable figure in Victoria in its first years, opening a prosperous barbershop and becoming a popular man about town But adventure still called He headed north and found the happy end of his long journey among the gold miners of the Cariboo He was known especially for his part in Judge Begbie s famous case against the murderer James Barry In this historical novel, Bill Gallaher describes Moses s departure from the Caribbean island of his birth, the fearful realities of slavery and the terrors of working with the Underground Railroad in the United States, the early roots of colonial society and democracy in Victoria and, finally, Moses s part in the always spirited life along the creeks of Barkerville.

    One thought on “A Man Called Moses: The Curious Life of Wellington Delaney Moses”

    1. Quite an amazing book. I didn't think there'd be much to Black history in British Columbia but this book proved me wrong. Moses' life is fascinating and the author keeps you wanting to find out what happens next.

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