• Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812

    Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812 (Paperback) Edited by Denver Brunsman, Edited by Joel (Joel Lagrou) Stone, Edited by Douglas Fisher

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    DescriptionAfter the American Revolution, the Detroit River marked the boundary between the American frontier outpost of Detroit and the British Canadian communities of Sandwich (present-day Windsor, Ontario) and Fort Amherstburg. For more than a generation, American citizens, British subjects, French settlers, Native Americans, and African slaves and freedmen routinely crossed the border while living and working together in one of the most diverse regions in North America. That tranquility ended suddenly with the War of 1812. Cross-river neighbors transformed into enemies as the previously ignored border became fraught with new political significance. The result of a year-long community history partnership between the Detroit Historical Society and Wayne State University, Border Crossings uncovers the personal and group interactions often ignored in standard histories of the War of 1812. In August 1812, U.S. General William Hull surrendered Detroit to the British under General Isaac Brock. For more than a year, until September 1813, Detroit remained in the hands of the British. Americans then occupied settlements on the Canadian side of the Detroit River until July 1815-well past the official end of the war. These multiple "border crossings" had profound implications for the diverse inhabitants of the Detroit River region, including widespread privation, imprisonment, enemy attacks, and dispossession of homes and land.

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    Border Crossings
    The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Denver Brunsman, Edited by Joel (Joel Lagrou) Stone, Edited by Douglas Fisher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780615616612
    ISBN 10: 0615616615

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    LC classification: F
    Abridged Dewey: 971
    BISAC V2.8: HIS006010, HIS027110
    DC23: 977.43403
    Thema V1.0: NHW, WQH, JWLF
    Detroit Historical Society
    Imprint name
    Detroit Historical Society
    Publication date
    15 December 2012