Anna-Lisa Cox, Visiting Scholar in the History Department, continues her press tour to support her book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
This book explores the history of black pioneers in the Northwest Territory–which became Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin–and how these families were making a stand for equality and freedom in one of America’s forgotten frontiers. Many of these early pioneers left a mark on one of the most important agricultural aspects of the Michigan economy–apple production. Michigan owes much of its heritage to these courageous men and women.
Learn more about Anna-Lisa’s book and research through the Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond conference at Ohio University and a recent interview with Michigan Public Radio.
Congratulations, Anna-Lisa, on your continued success! (Oh, and don’t forget to read her book!)