By David Meyler, Peter Meyler
Richard Pierpoint or Captain Dick, as he used to be more often than not recognized, emerges from the shadows of background in A Stolen lifestyles: trying to find Richard Pierpoint. An African warrior who was once captured at approximately age sixteen, Pierpoint lived his ultimate years in exile. From his delivery in Bundu (now a part of Senegal) round 1744 till his dying in rural Ontario in 1837, Pierpoint’s lifestyles permits us to glimpse the job of an African taken with many of the world’s nice occasions.
"We are indebted to the authors for respiring lifestyles into this guy, who notwithstanding taken from his domestic early in his existence nonetheless was once capable of make an important contribution to the early historical past of higher Canada. He fought, farmed and have become an incredible to the Black neighborhood. We thanks for an excellent tale of this usually forgotten phase of Canadian history."
— Wilma Morrison, Norval Johnson history Library, Niagara Falls
"Everybody understands in regards to the Underground Railroad and the good many Black souls who emigrated to Canada through this direction, yet only a few humans understand the courageous Black women and men who placed their lives at the line in defence of this country."
— Ivor Christopher, Re-enactor, Runchey’s corporation of colored Men
"A well-researched and hugely readable chronicle of Richard Pierpoint’s existence in Africa and North the United States — as a slave, a soldier, and as a pioneer in top Canada’s desert. … a extremely important contribution to Canadian Black history."
— Linda Brown-Kubisch, writer, Missouri