Download PDF by Kerry Walters: American Slave Revolts and Conspiracies: A Reference Guide

By Kerry Walters

ISBN-10: 161069659X

ISBN-13: 9781610696593

Provides a accomplished evaluate of 10 significant slave revolts and examines how these uprisings and conspiracies impacted slaveholding colonies and states from 1663 to 1861.

  • Offers an summary of yank slave revolts and conspiracies to revolt
  • Explores the context of continual worry of rebellion in slaveholding colonies and states in North the USA from 1663 to 1861
  • Offers debts gleaned from basic assets concerning slave leaders and their lieutenants, and of the rigors that condemned them
  • Describes the weather of worry during which slaveholding whites lived, in addition to a few of the social practices and felony statutes they enacted to reduce the chance of slave revolt
  • Includes a story, basic fabrics, biographics, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography―all of so one can be precious to scholars writing papers at the topic

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Hoffer, 136. 25. Quoted in Wood, 321. 26. “An Act for the Better Ordering of Negroes and Other Slaves in This Province” (May 1740), in Smith, 27. 27. Ibid. 28. Quoted in Wood, 323. 29. “As It Come Down to Me,” in Smith, 56. 30. Ibid. CHAPTER 3 THE 1741 NEW YORK CONSPIRACY By the course of the evidence, it appears, that a design was conceived to destroy this city by fire, and massacre the inhabitants. —Daniel Horsmanden1 B y the mid-eighteenth century, slaves constituted a full 20 percent of New York City’s population.

As a consequence of this ambivalence about public perception, it was not unusual for newspapers to take little notice of quashed slave actions and little if any transcribed minutes of the trials that might have followed. The documents that we do have, therefore, are nearly all from the perspective of threatened whites. The single extended narrative that comes from a slave defendant is what came to be called Nat Turner’s Confessions, and even that was edited by a white lawyer in ways that clearly reflected his dislike of Turner and his dismay at Turner’s bloodletting.

Some of the slaves involved in the burglary and murder may have slipped off in the darkness to return to their plantations. But most of the band went on a killing spree as they made their way south, presumably headed for Florida. They struck first at the nearby home of a Mr. Godfrey, killing him and his sleeping wife and two children. Then they headed south down the Pon Pon Road, a highway that ran from South Carolina through Georgia straight to St. Augustine. Around dawn they passed a tavern owned by a Mr.

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