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Daddy Hall : A Biography in 80 Linocuts (Paperback)

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Born of a Mohawk father and an escaped-slave mother, John `Daddy' Hall was a product of not one but two oppressed peoples. His gripping story is the stuff of legends-of the War of 1812, of the harsh realities slavery and of triumph in the face of adversity. Over the course of his 117-year life, Hall identified as a freeman, a scout for the British under Chief Tecumseh, a captured slave, an escapee on the Underground Railroad, a town crier in Owen Sound, Ontario, a husband and, as his nickname aptly suggests, father to an impressive number of children.

Owen Sound-based artist Tony Miller's 80 stark and arresting black-and-white linocuts present an unflinching portrait of a remarkable African-Canadian whose story of resilience and reinvention offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of Southwestern Ontario.

Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2017
TCIN: 51963636
UPC: 9780889844032
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-9864
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