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Niagara : black waters flow deep, Michael Pawlowski

Label
Niagara : black waters flow deep
Title
Niagara
Title remainder
black waters flow deep
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pawlowski
Title variation
Black waters flow deep
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NIAGARA Black Waters Flow Deep is the historical-fiction account of Solomon Moseby<U+2019>s flight from slavery in Kentucky in May, 1837, his life in Upper Canada, seizure by American Bounty Hunters, his imprisonment, the demonstration, and the riot that rescued him from extradition. Legislation was an obstacle to Moseby<U+2019>s freedom. Although Upper Canada had abolished slavery in 1793 and the British Empire enacted more encompassing legislation in 1834; Upper Canada still had its Alien Act of 1804 and the Fugitive Offenders Act of 1833. These statutes allowed the government to deport a refugee who had committed a capital offense. The plantation owner took every step possible to achieve revenge having accused his former slave of stealing his horse. He obtained an Extradition Order in Kentucky and wanted it enforced in Upper Canada. His lawyer, who had previously commanded the American Army during the War of 1812, was still committed to the complete annexation of Upper Canada. Nothing, less than the slave<U+2019>s return, would satisfy the planation owner or his lawyer. The Family Compact, the governance of Upper Canada, put forth no defense. There were the legal aspects to consider, and there was also the potential negative effect on trade and tariffs with the United States during the first months of the Depression. Clergy and Businessmen came together with the entire regional Black Community arguing and demonstrating for Moseby<U+2019>s freedom. The Niagara Rebellion occurred on September 12, 1837. Solomon Moseby escaped. Two demonstrators died. The oligarch of the Family Compact was challenged and thwarted. Later the Colonial Office in Britain concluded that Moseby should have been freed, and that he should never have been seized. The Rebellion in Niagara became the spark for other revolts months later in Lower and Upper Canada. Those rebellions in St. Denis and York subsequently failed. The Niagara Revolt had been the lone dispute to successfully challenge the autocracy of the Family Compact. The inspiration for Responsible Government had been inflamed resulting in Canadian Confederation. -- Publishers website
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1949-
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Pawlowski, Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.P3864
LC item number
N53 2017
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Norval Johonson Heritage Centre collection
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  • Mosely, Solomon
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Eighteen thirties
  • Niagara Peninsula (Ont.)
  • Ontario
Label
Niagara : black waters flow deep, Michael Pawlowski
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profile May, 1837 1. Flight from Oppression 2. Reality of Abolition 3. Economics of British North America 4. Clergy Reserves 5. Underground Movement 6. Sun Tavern June, 1837 7. Black Community of Niagara 8. Enterprise in Niagara 9. Reunion 10. Town Council 11. Tilling the Land 12. Kentucky Justice July, 1837 13. Recession (July, 1) 14. Law Office of Peter Porter (July, 13) 15. Song of Praise (July, 16) 16. News Flash (July, 17) 17. Schooling the Fortunate (July, 28) August, 1837 18. Plotting Alternatives (August, 15) 19. Ides of August (August, 15) 20. Thwarting Vengeance (August, 16) 21. Trouble in York (August, 16) 22. Mutual Interests (August, 17) 23. Special Delivery (August, 18) 24. Bounty Hunters Unleashed (August, 18) 25. Instant Reaction (August, 19) 26. Anglican Reaction (August, 20) 27. The Plot (August, 23) 28. Closing the Noose (August, 24) 29. Summons (August, 25) 30. Capture (August, 26) 31. End of Freedom? (August, 26) 32. Prayers are not Enough (August, 28) 33. Direct Confrontation (August, 29) 34. Why wait? (August, 30) 35. Pontius Pilate is Still Alive (August, 31) September, 1837 36. Impassioned (September, 2) 37. York<U+2019>s Final Decision (September, 5) 38. Niagara Court House (September, 6) 39. Debate at Navy Hall (September, 7) 40. Hamilton Court House (September, 7) 41. Silence in York (September, 8) 42. Searching for Hope (September, 9) 43. Home Made Plans (September, 9) 44. Sheriff<U+2019>s Quarters (September, 10) 45. Fort Mississauga (September, 11) 46. Extreme Measures (September, 11) 47. Niagara Jail (September, 11) 48. Mixed Messages (September, 12) 49. Riot and Escape (September, 12) November, 1837 50. Road to Freedom
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781926476148
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Dr. Huq's copy signed by author.
Other physical details
map
System control number
005399412
Label
Niagara : black waters flow deep, Michael Pawlowski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profile May, 1837 1. Flight from Oppression 2. Reality of Abolition 3. Economics of British North America 4. Clergy Reserves 5. Underground Movement 6. Sun Tavern June, 1837 7. Black Community of Niagara 8. Enterprise in Niagara 9. Reunion 10. Town Council 11. Tilling the Land 12. Kentucky Justice July, 1837 13. Recession (July, 1) 14. Law Office of Peter Porter (July, 13) 15. Song of Praise (July, 16) 16. News Flash (July, 17) 17. Schooling the Fortunate (July, 28) August, 1837 18. Plotting Alternatives (August, 15) 19. Ides of August (August, 15) 20. Thwarting Vengeance (August, 16) 21. Trouble in York (August, 16) 22. Mutual Interests (August, 17) 23. Special Delivery (August, 18) 24. Bounty Hunters Unleashed (August, 18) 25. Instant Reaction (August, 19) 26. Anglican Reaction (August, 20) 27. The Plot (August, 23) 28. Closing the Noose (August, 24) 29. Summons (August, 25) 30. Capture (August, 26) 31. End of Freedom? (August, 26) 32. Prayers are not Enough (August, 28) 33. Direct Confrontation (August, 29) 34. Why wait? (August, 30) 35. Pontius Pilate is Still Alive (August, 31) September, 1837 36. Impassioned (September, 2) 37. York<U+2019>s Final Decision (September, 5) 38. Niagara Court House (September, 6) 39. Debate at Navy Hall (September, 7) 40. Hamilton Court House (September, 7) 41. Silence in York (September, 8) 42. Searching for Hope (September, 9) 43. Home Made Plans (September, 9) 44. Sheriff<U+2019>s Quarters (September, 10) 45. Fort Mississauga (September, 11) 46. Extreme Measures (September, 11) 47. Niagara Jail (September, 11) 48. Mixed Messages (September, 12) 49. Riot and Escape (September, 12) November, 1837 50. Road to Freedom
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781926476148
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Dr. Huq's copy signed by author.
Other physical details
map
System control number
005399412

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