Black Rebellion: Five Slave Revolts

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Black Rebellion, a fascinating account of five slave insurrections, among them the story of the Maroons, escaped slaves in the West Indies and South America who successfully resisted larger British armies while living an independent existence for generations in the mountains and jungles of Jamaica and Surinam; of Gabriel Prosser, who recruited about 1,000 fellow slaves in 1800 to launch a rebellion throughout Virginia; of Denmark Vesey, an ex-slave, seaman, and artisan, fluent in several languages, who conspired ...

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Black Rebellion, a fascinating account of five slave insurrections, among them the story of the Maroons, escaped slaves in the West Indies and South America who successfully resisted larger British armies while living an independent existence for generations in the mountains and jungles of Jamaica and Surinam; of Gabriel Prosser, who recruited about 1,000 fellow slaves in 1800 to launch a rebellion throughout Virginia; of Denmark Vesey, an ex-slave, seaman, and artisan, fluent in several languages, who conspired in 1822 to kill the white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, and take over the city; and of the revolutionary mystic Nat Turner, who in 1831 organized and led the most successful and dramatic slave revolt in North America. The author also describes how whites responded with panic, sweeping arrests, mass executions, and more repressive laws in a futile effort to crush the slaves’ insatiable desire to be free.

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Offers studies of five slave insurrections in the US, Jamaica, and Surinam, written by a militant abolitionist and commander of the first regiment of freed slaves to fight in the Civil War. The accounts were first published separately in the Atlantic Monthly in the 1850s and 1860s, and reprinted between hard covers in 1889 as part of Travellers and Outlaws. This is an unabridged republication of the edition published in New York in 1969. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306808678
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/22/1998
  • Edition description: 1 DA CAPO
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,311,781
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911) was a militant abolitionist, member of the Underground Railroad, outspoken financial backer of John Brown's raid, commander of the first regiment of freed slaves to fight in the Civil War, Emily Dickinson's friend and editor, and one of the best American essayists of the nineteenth century.

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