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EARLY, MAY AGNES – Volume X (1871-1880)

d. 26 March 1880 in New York, N.Y.

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War


This excerpt from the biography of Richard PIERPOINT suggests the threat posed by the invading American army to Upper Canada’s small black community:

“Between 1806 and the War of 1812 Pierpoint probably resided in Grantham Township, earning his living as a labourer. War once again provided him with an opportunity for change and he ‘proposed to raise a Corps of Men of Colour on the Niagara Frontier.’”

To find out whether Pierpoint was successful in raising a military unit, click on the link below.

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