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American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen
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Mar 02, 11

Read from February 22 to 27, 2011

There is so little information about what happened during that revolt - it has been lost to history -- that the author could really only put together a few chapters around the uprising itself. He couldn't give details about the people who led the revolt, why they did it, how they made it work, what it was like. He could only report on how the white planters responded to it. So to market the book as a insiders story of the revolt is misleading. However, it is a heartbreaking look at the cruelty of the slave trade in this country, especially in New Orleans. It gave insight and heartbreaking detail into the scope of man's cruelty to Africans during that time. As a history book about the slave trade in Louisiana, it's worth reading. But it's not the book they're selling it to be.
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