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

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2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winner
2018 John Hope Franklin Prize Finalist
2018 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) Winner
2018 American Book Award Winner
2018 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalist
2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner

2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner
A New York Times Editor's Choice selection
“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

The prizewinning, nationally celebrated account of the slave origins of a major northern city

A brilliant paradigm-shifting book that "transports the reader back to the eighteenth century and brings to life a multiracial community that began in slavery" (The New York Times), The Dawn of Detroit reveals for the first time that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city. Hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as "a necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship," The Dawn of Detroit meticulously uncovers the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict.

Tiya Miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. "In her eloquent account," the Washington Post declared, "Miles conjures up a city of stark disparity and lives quashed."

A message from the past for our troubled present, The Dawn of Detroit is "an outstanding contribution that seeks to integrate the entirety of U.S. history, admirable and ugly, to offer a more holistic understanding of the country" (Booklist, starred review).

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2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner
A New York Times Editor's Choice selection
“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

The prizewinning, nationally celebrated account of the slave origins of a major northern city

A brilliant paradigm-shifting book that "transports the reader back to the eighteenth century and brings to life a multiracial community that began in slavery" (The New York Times), The Dawn of Detroit reveals for the first time that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city. Hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as "a necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship," The Dawn of Detroit meticulously uncovers the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict.

Tiya Miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. "In her eloquent account," the Washington Post declared, "Miles conjures up a city of stark disparity and lives quashed."

A message from the past for our troubled present, The Dawn of Detroit is "an outstanding contribution that seeks to integrate the entirety of U.S. history, admirable and ugly, to offer a more holistic understanding of the country" (Booklist, starred review).

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subject_facetDetroit (Mich.) -- History -- 18th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations
Electronic books
Slavery -- Michigan
title_displayThe dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits
title_fullThe 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 / Tiya Miles
The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits [electronic resource] / Tiya Miles
title_shortThe dawn of Detroit
title_suba chronicle of slavery and freedom in the city of the straits
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
Electronic books
History
Nonfiction
Race relations
Slavery
Sociology