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The Resource The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits, Tiya Miles

The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits, Tiya Miles

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The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits
Title
The dawn of Detroit
Title remainder
a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits
Statement of responsibility
Tiya Miles
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree--both native and African American--in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, Miles introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. The result is fascinating history, little explored and eloquently told, of the limits of freedom in early America, one that adds new layers of complexity to the story of a place that exerts a strong fascination in the media and among public intellectuals, artists, and activists. A book that opens the door on a completely hidden past, The Dawn of Detroit is a powerful and elegantly written history, one that completely changes our understanding of slavery's American legacy
  • Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South. Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. She has pieced together the experience of the unfree-- both native and African American-- in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict, unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. A powerful and elegantly written history that completely changes our understanding of slavery's American legacy
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housed
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miles, Tiya
Dewey number
977.4/3401
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D457
LC item number
M55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Michigan
  • Michigan
Label
The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits, Tiya Miles
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the coast of the strait -- The straits of slavery (1760-1770) -- The war for liberty (1774-1783) -- The wild northwest (1783-1803) -- The winds of change (1802-1807) -- The rise of the renegades (1807-1815) -- Conclusion: the American city (1817 and beyond) -- Coda: a note on historical conversations and concepts
Control code
974699599
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781620972311
Lccn
2017018381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027526125
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974699599
Label
The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits, Tiya Miles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the coast of the strait -- The straits of slavery (1760-1770) -- The war for liberty (1774-1783) -- The wild northwest (1783-1803) -- The winds of change (1802-1807) -- The rise of the renegades (1807-1815) -- Conclusion: the American city (1817 and beyond) -- Coda: a note on historical conversations and concepts
Control code
974699599
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781620972311
Lccn
2017018381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027526125
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974699599

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