I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz Frost

I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

byKarolyn Smardz Frost

Paperback | December 22, 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 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 His...

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Title:I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground RailroadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:December 22, 2007Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887623387

ISBN - 13:9780887623387

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A vivid historic tale of slavery, freedom, love and history... - The Intelligencer, Belleville