American Negro Slave Revolts
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A pioneering work that demolished the widespread claims that African Americans accepted slavery and were passive. Exposed the true nature of slavery. 50th Anniversary edition (1943-1993).
Paperback, 411 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by International Publishers (first published January 1st 1974)
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RK Byers
the fact that there were at least 250 revolts involving 10 or more slaves just makes you wonder how many times two or three dudes got together and said, "You know what? Let's kill some m____f_____s!"
Linda
This book is an absolute MUST READ for anyone interested in the development of slavery in the United States and the lead-up to the Civil War.

One reason is that it’s amazing how many revolts there were starting at the very beginning of slavery in the South. Another is that, reading about these, and the terror they caused, is that it’s amazing that Southern slaveholders didn’t just give up on slavery. Yes, it was economically “necessary,” but as this author points out, there were more economic dep...more
Larry Lamar Yates
This book, which is still widely seen as the definitive starting point on its subject, was reprinted in 1993, and is available from booksellers and libraries. Aptheker closed the book with these sentences, which seem obvious now, but were extremely radical when he wrote them:

“The data herein printed make necessary the revision of the generally accepted notion that [the American Negro’]s response was one of passivity and docility. The evidence, on the contrary, points to the conclusion that disco...more
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was an American Marxist historian and political activist. He wrote more than 50 books, mostly in the fields of African American history and general U.S. history, most notably, American Negro Slave Revolts (1943), a classic in the field, and the 7-volume Documentary History of the Negro People (1951-1994). He compiled a wide variety of primary documents supporting study of African-American history....more
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