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The Resource I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad, Karolyn Smardz Frost

I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad, Karolyn Smardz Frost

Label
I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad
Title
I've got a home in glory land
Title remainder
a lost tale of the underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
Karolyn Smardz Frost
Title variation
Ive got a home in glory land
Title variation remainder
a lost tale of the underground railroad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans in 1831, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring escape from Louisville. Discovered by slave catchers in Michigan, they were slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black community rallied to their cause in the Blackburn Riot of 1833. The couple was spirited across the river to Canada, but Michigan's governor demanded their extradition. The Blackburn case was the first serious legal dispute between Canada and the United States regarding the Underground Railroad, and set precedents for all future fugitive-slave cases. The Blackburns settled in Toronto and founded the city's first taxi business. Working with prominent abolitionists, Thornton and Lucie made their home a haven for runaways. The Blackburns died in the 1890s, and a chance archaeological discovery in a downtown Toronto school yard brought their story to light.--From publisher description
Award
Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, 2007.
Biography type
collective biography
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197537
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smardz Frost, Karolyn
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115
  • 306.3/620922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1059.5.T6853
LC item number
B55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Blackburn, Thornton
  • Blackburn, Lucie
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Underground Railroad
  • Antislavery movements
  • Toronto (Ont.)
Target audience
adult
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a lost tale of the underground railroad
Label
I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad, Karolyn Smardz Frost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-436) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 450 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374164812
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000064
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374164812
  • (OCoLC)63122720
Label
I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad, Karolyn Smardz Frost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-436) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 450 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374164812
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000064
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374164812
  • (OCoLC)63122720

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