I'VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND: A LOST TALE OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
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.
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)
- A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland (2016)
- Ontario's African-Canadian Heritage: Collected Writings by Fred Landon, 1918-1967 (2009)
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Next Stop, Toronto! (2002)
- The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids (2000)