- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP) - Two authors will be talking in the Detroit area about their book exploring the complicated the border between southeastern Michigan and Canada in the wake of the War of 1812.

Douglas Fisher and Joel Stone speak Thursday evening at the Cook School House in Grosse Pointe Woods as guests of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society. They edited the essay collection, “Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812.”

The book examines the implications for the area’s inhabitants after Detroit was surrendered to the British and Americans occupied settlements on the Canadian side of the river. The multiple border crossings led to imprisonment, enemy attacks and seizing of homes and land.

The event is free but registration is required.

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