The author describes the dramatic roles Fort York played in the
frontier wars of the 1790s, the birth of Toronto, the war of 1812,
the rebellion of 1837 and the defence of Canada during the American
"Without question, Fort York is Toronto's most important historic site and now, thanks to Carl Benn, its definitive history has been written in a clear, concise and entertaining style." - Mike Filey, Toronto Sun "Benn's scholarly work ... is a local history of a high and provocative kind, casting a searchlight on a patch of Toronto's historical terrain that has many a surprising nook and dell in it." - John Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail
Foreword The Huis and Where They Came From The Formation of the Hui Zu The Fate of the Hui During and After the Qing Dynasty Further Assimilation of Minorities and its effects of Muslims How the Hui Zu Lives in China Influential Muslim Personalities Admiral Zheng He and His Achievements Contributions of the Chinese Muslims The Staunchness of the Chinese Muslims.