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  1. To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada (Canadians at War)
    To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada (Canadians at War)
    To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada (Canadians at War)
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  2. To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada (Canadians at War)

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In 1812, a 67-year-old black United Empire Loyalist named Richard Pierpoint helped raise "a corps of Coloured Men to stand and fight together" against the Americans who were threatening to invade the tiny British colony of Upper Canada.

Pierpoint's unique fighting unit would not only see service throughout the War of 1812, it would also be the first colonial military unit reactiviated to quash the Rebellion of 1837. It would go on to serve as a police force, keeping the peace among the competing Irish immigrant gangs during the construction of the Welland Canal.

Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps are the central focus, but the sidebars featuring fascinating facts about the rise and fall of slavery in North America and the state of African-Canadians in early Canada provide an entertaining and informative supplement. Among other tidbits, readers will find out why "Good Queen Bess" launched the British slave industry and how Scottish pineapples are connected to the American Declaration of Independence.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Steve Pitt
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Dundurn
EAN
9781550027310
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
155002731X
Label
Dundurn
Manufacturer
Dundurn
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
144
PublicationDate
2008-02-08
Publisher
Dundurn
Studio
Dundurn
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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