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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
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smardz Frost, Karolyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackburn, Thornton
  • Blackburn, Lucie
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Underground Railroad
  • Antislavery movements
  • Toronto (Ont.)
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
Contents
Kentucky: Wade in the water, children -- There is a land beyond the river -- On Jordan's bank -- Troubling the waters -- I'm bound to go -- Now let me fly -- Detroit: Steal away, steal away, I ain't got long to stay here -- Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go! -- Canada: Oh, freedom! -- One more river to cross -- Wrestling Jacob -- At home in the promised land -- Soldiers in the Army of the Lord -- Gird up your sword -- Oh, wasn't that a wide river?
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
(OCoLC)ocm63122720
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
Contents
Kentucky: Wade in the water, children -- There is a land beyond the river -- On Jordan's bank -- Troubling the waters -- I'm bound to go -- Now let me fly -- Detroit: Steal away, steal away, I ain't got long to stay here -- Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go! -- Canada: Oh, freedom! -- One more river to cross -- Wrestling Jacob -- At home in the promised land -- Soldiers in the Army of the Lord -- Gird up your sword -- Oh, wasn't that a wide river?
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
(OCoLC)ocm63122720

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