Book Talk and Signing with Tiya Miles
Book Talk and Signing with Tiya Miles,
author of The Dawn of Detroit
Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM
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Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, U. of M. professor of history and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit.
In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree--both native and African American--in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, Miles introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. (Perseus, $27.95, available now)
Tiya Miles is the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" and is a professor at the University of Michigan in the departments of American culture, Afro-American and African studies, history, women's studies, and in the Native American Studies Program. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and three children.
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