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“Karolyn Smardz Frost's superb research has produced a wonderful account of the underground railroad, elevating Thornton and Lucy Blackburn to their rightful place in the dramatic story of pre-Civil War slave resistance, abolition, and African American life on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. This finely detailed account depicts a truly international antislavery movement."

—JAMES OLIVER HORTON and LOIS E. HORTON, coauthors of Slavery and the Making of America and Hard Road to Freedom


“A deep-digging work of rich historical recovery, I've Got a Home in Glory Land is really two books: a biography of two famous 'runaways' and a sifting of the rock-filled time in which they lived.”
—EDWARD BALL, author of Slaves in the Family and Penninsula of Lies


“To retrace the journey of a runaway slave from the Ohio River Valley all the way to Canada is an immense challenge and a rare accomplishment. In her well-researched and well-written book, Karolyn Smardz Frost has done just that--and more. Bravo for Frost who has saved a remarkable story from the fate of other important histories that have been lost. Only by piecing together such stories and revealing the bold choices runaway slaves were forced to make, the dangers they faced, and the courage required to forge ahead, can we ever fully grasp how difficult it was for a slave in antebellum America to achieve freedom and just how desperate people can be to get free.”
—ANN HAGEDORN , author of Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad


“A page turner … [a] riveting read … through this amazing book [Thornton and Lucie Blackburn’s] legacy and love live on.”
—ESSENCE MAGAZINE


"An excellent and absorbing 'American and Canadian story'... A most worthy additioin to the literature surrounding American slavery."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS


 
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