BookFest Windsor 2016 hosts the Canadian launch of
A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland
(WINDSOR, ON) — Literary Arts Windsor and the BookFest Windsor Committee invite you to
join the editors and several of the contributors to this important new book about the heritage of the Detroit River Region. Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 11:00 am.
Chimczuk Museum (ground floor of the Art Gallery of Windsor building, 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON)
Admission free – Light refreshments – Book sales by Biblioasis
Hosted by Wayne State University Press, the Chimczuk Museum, Literary Arts Windsor and BookFest Windsor 2016
As the major gateway into British North America for travelers on the Underground Railroad, the U.S./Canadian border along the Detroit River was a boundary that determined whether thousands of enslaved people of African descent could reach a place of freedom and opportunity. With a foreword by David W. Blight, A Fluid Frontier is a truly bi-national collection, with contributors and editors evenly split between specialists in Canadian and American history, representing both community and academic historians. An important new contribution to the history of the Underground Railroad and the heritage of the Detroit River region.