A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland
As the major gateway into British North America for travelers on the Underground Railroad, the U.S./Canadian border along the Detroit River was a boundary that determined whether thousands of enslaved people of African descent could reach a place of freedom and opportunity. In A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland, editors Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker explore the experiences of the area’s freedom-seekers and advocates, both black and white, against the backdrop of the social forces—legal, political, social, religious, and economic—that shaped the meaning of race and management of slavery on both sides of the river.
Karolyn Smardz-Frost is a historian and archaeologist, and an adjunct professor at Acadia and Dalhousie Universities, and was a Harrison McCain Visiting Professor at Acadia from 2013-2016.
Other publications from this author include:
- Steal Away Home (2017)
- Ontario's African-Canadian Heritage: Collected Writings by Fred Landon, 1918-1967 (2009)
- I'VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND: A LOST TALE OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (2007)
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Next Stop, Toronto! (2002)
- The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids (2000)