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Black Rebellion: Five Slave Revolts
Three times, at intervals of thirty years, did a wave of unutterable terror sweep across the Old Dominion, bringing thoughts of agony to every Virginian master, and of vague hope to every Virginian slave. Each time did one man's name become a spell of dismay and a symbol of deliverance. Each time did that name eclipse its predecessor, while recalling it for a moment to ...more
(first published 1889)
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A fantastic wee book that encompasses slave revolts in Jamaica, Surinam, South Carolina, and Virginia. And it even has echoes of Malcolm from the opposite perspective. From a pro-slavery pamphlet in Charleston, SC: "'The celebration of the Fourth of July belongs exclusively to the white population of the United States. The American Revolution was a family-quarrel among equals. In this the negroes had no concern; their condition remained, and must remain, unchanged. They have no more to do with ...more