The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (Paperback)

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Prizewinning Book: The Dawn of Detroit won both the Merle Curti Prize and the James Rawley Prize, two of the top distinctions in American History Media track record: Hardcover edition attracted major national media attention and stellar reviews. Hardcover blurbs: Endorsements from the nation's top historians, including Ira Berlin, Edward Baptist, and Richard White. Platform: Author has appeared on various local and syndicated National Public Radio programs and has written commentary for The New York Times, CNN In America, and the Huffington Post. Speaking: Author has lectured in a range of university and public venues, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington DC, and the historic St. Philips African Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Affiliations: In 2011 author was selected for Ebony Magazine's Power 100 and TheGrio's 100 lists of African American leaders. She is also a 2011 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant. Material: Includes original period imagery and maps.

About the Author

Tiya Miles is the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," and is an award-winning historian and former chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620974810
ISBN-10: 1620974819
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English