Ive Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Paperback | December 22, 2007

byKarolyn Smardz Frost

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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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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 cat...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:December 22, 2007Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887623387

ISBN - 13:9780887623387

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