Five Slave Revolts
By (author) Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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Black Rebellion by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Book DescriptionBlack 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808678
(178mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Army Life in a Black Regiment, Paperback (March 2003)
Union officer's lively, detailed wartime diary captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat and paints unforgettable pictures of soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes.
Magnificent Activist, Paperback (June 2000)
A Da Capo original: The extraordinary writings of one of the most vigorous, effective-and overlooked-shapers of American history, and the rediscovery of an American visionary.
Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Hardback (December 1999)» View all books by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
This work is a comprehensive edition of Thomas Wentworth Higginson's journal. Including a selection of Higginson's wartime letters, the volume offers a picture of the radical interracial solidarity brought about by the transformative experience of the army camp and of American Civil War life.
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Author Biography - Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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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