I've Got a Home in Glory Land - Dundurn

I've Got a Home in Glory Land

A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Published December 2007

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Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction, 2007

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring – and successful – daylight escape from Louisville. But they were discovered by slave catchers in Michigan and slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black community rallied to their cause. The Blackburn Riot of 1833 was the first racial uprising in Detroit history.

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Karolyn Smardz Frost

Karolyn Smardz Frost is an archaeologist, historian and award-winning author who teaches at York and Acadia. Her book I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2007. She co-edited A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland, which won the Historical Society of Michigan Book Award. She divides her time between Toronto and Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley.

Book Details

Hardcover
December 2007
6.25x9.25 in
480 pp
9780887622502
Paperback
December 2007
6x9 in
480 pp
9780887623387