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

Author: Tiya Miles
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A New York Times "Editor's Choice" selection. A Booklist Editors' Choice Title for 2017. "If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over."-New York Times Book Review. "[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice."-Martha S. Jones in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miles, Tiya, 1970- author.
Dawn of Detroit
New York : The New Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017018381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tiya Miles
ISBN: 9781620972328 1620972328
OCLC Number: 992437895
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations, maps
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.
Responsibility: Tiya Miles.

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A New York Times "Editor's Choice" selection. A Booklist Editors' Choice Title for 2017. "If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over."-New York Times Book Review. "[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice."-Martha S. Jones in The Chronicle of Higher Education. "A necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship."-Publisher Weekly (starred).

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