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Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation by John Boyko (review)

Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation by John Boyko... about Native people's right to define their own citizenry, even when their definitions reinforce legacies of slavery and disfranchisement. Warren E. Milteer Jr. warren e. milteer jr. recently defended a dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on free people of color in North Carolina from the colonial period through Reconstruction. Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation. By John Boyko. (Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2013. Pp. 355. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $21.00.) Blood and Daring looks at Canada's involvement in the American Civil War from a variety of angles. The book is at its best in telling the stories of individuals caught up in the conflict and in introducing readers to the relationship between the creation of Canada and the Civil War. Unfortunately, these strengths are undermined by numerous errors on the U.S. side of the story. John Boyko, who has previously written on twentieth-century Canadian history, uses six protagonists to shed light on different aspects of Canada's role in the Civil War. The book begins with John Anderson, an enslaved Missourian who killed his owner during his escape attempt and subsequently sought refuge in Canada. Boyko http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation by John Boyko (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 4 (4) – Nov 8, 2014

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about Native people's right to define their own citizenry, even when their definitions reinforce legacies of slavery and disfranchisement. Warren E. Milteer Jr. warren e. milteer jr. recently defended a dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on free people of color in North Carolina from the colonial period through Reconstruction. Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation. By John Boyko. (Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2013. Pp. 355. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $21.00.) Blood and Daring looks at Canada's involvement in the American Civil War from a variety of angles. The book is at its best in telling the stories of individuals caught up in the conflict and in introducing readers to the relationship between the creation of Canada and the Civil War. Unfortunately, these strengths are undermined by numerous errors on the U.S. side of the story. John Boyko, who has previously written on twentieth-century Canadian history, uses six protagonists to shed light on different aspects of Canada's role in the Civil War. The book begins with John Anderson, an enslaved Missourian who killed his owner during his escape attempt and subsequently sought refuge in Canada. Boyko

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 8, 2014

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