The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

by Tiya Miles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620972311
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 262,180
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tiya Miles is the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” and is an award-winning historian and former chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Coast of the Strait 1

1 The Straits of Slavery (1760-1770) 21

2 The War for Liberty (1774-1783) 65

3 The Wild Northwest (1783-1803) 97

4 The Winds of Change (1802-1807) 139

5 The Rise of the Renegades (1807-1815) 185

Conclusion: The American City (1817 and Beyond) 231

A Note on Historical Conversations and Concepts 247

Acknowledgments 263

Bibliographic Abbreviations and Quotations 267

Notes 269

Index 327

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