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A Selected Bibliography of Books

  • Bibb, Henry, ed. Voice of the Fugitive. Sandwich, Canada West: 1851-1852, then 1853-1854 as Voice of the Fugitive and Canadian Independent.
  • Brode, Patrick. The River and the Land: A History of Windsor, Ontario to 1900. Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2014.
  • Drew, Benjamin. The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, originally printed as A North-Side View of Slavery: The Refugee, or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, Related by Themselves, with an Account of the History and Condition of the Colored Population of Upper Canada. Boston: JP Jewett & Co., 1856. Republished Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008.
  • Henry, Natasha. Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2010.
  • Howe, Samuel Gridley. Report to the Freedmen’s Inquiry Commission, 1864: The Refugees from Slavery in Canada West. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1864.
  • Lajeunesse, E.J. The Windsor Border Region: Canada’s Southernmost Frontier, A Collection of Documents. Toronto: University of Toronto Press/The Champlain Society for the Province of Ontario, 1960.
  • McClellan, Larry and Kimberly Simmons. To the River: The Remarkable Journey of Caroline Quarlls, A Freedom Seeker on the Underground Railroad. Crete, Illinois: Thorn Creek Press, 2019.
  • Miles, Tiya. The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits. New York: The New Press, 2017.
  • Morgan, Carl. Birth of a City. Windsor, Ontario: Border Press, 1991.
  • Neal, Frederick. The Township of Sandwich (Past and Present). Windsor, Ontario: 1909, reprint edition, Windsor, Ontario: Essex County Historical Association and Windsor Public Library Board, 1979.
  • Prince, Bryan. I Came as a Stranger: The Underground Railroad. Toronto: Tundra, 2004.
  • Ripley, Peter C., et al., ed. Black Abolitionist Papers, vol. 2, Canada. Chapel Hill & London: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. This volume represents an excellent sample of the papers; a more extensive collection is available to researchers on microfilm.
  • Shadd Shreve, Dorothy. The AfriCanadian Church: A Stabilizer. Jordan Station: Paideia Press, 1983.
  • Smardz Frost, Karolyn. I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad. Toronto: Dundurn, 2007.
  • Smardz Frost, Karolyn, and Veta Tucker, ed. A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderlands. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.
  • Winks, Robin. The Blacks in Canada: A History, 2nd ed. Montreal and Kingston: McGill/Queen’s Press, 1997.

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