Amherstburg, Terminus of the Underground Railroad

  title={Amherstburg, Terminus of the Underground Railroad},
  author={F. Landon},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • F. Landon
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
The little Canadian town of Amherstburg is situated on the east bank of the Detroit River and not far from the mouth of that beautiful stream. From the later years of the eighteenth century it has figured in the history of Canada and today holds proud its place as one of the most historic spots in Ontario. Throughout the earlier period of the War of 1812 it was the headquarters of the British commander, Brock, and it was here that the first meeting took place between Brock and the great Indian… Expand