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The Resource American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt, Daniel Rasmussen

American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt, Daniel Rasmussen

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American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt
Title
American uprising
Title remainder
the untold story of America's largest slave revolt
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Rasmussen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a historian reveals the long forgotten history of America's largest slave uprising, the New Orleans slave revolt of 1811 that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history. In this narrative, he offers new insight into American expansionism, the path to Civil War, and the earliest grassroots push to overcome slavery. Five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, this self made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. The work is the story of this elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the city, and its shocking conclusion. No North American slave uprising, not Gabriel Prosser's, not Denmark Vesey's, not Nat Turner's, has rivaled the scale of this rebellion either in terms of the number of the slaves involved or the number who were killed. More than one hundred slaves were slaughtered by federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write the event out of history and prevent the spread of the slaves' revolutionary philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon, the revolt had epic consequences for America. Through original research, the author offers a window into the young, expansionist country, illuminating the early history of New Orleans and providing new insight into the path to the Civil War and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the hope of freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.3/03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F379.N557
LC item number
R37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt, Daniel Rasmussen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-264) and index
Contents
Carnival in New Orleans -- Paths to slavery -- A revolutionary forge -- Empire's emissary -- Conquering the frontier -- Masks and motives -- The rebels' pact -- Revolt -- A city in chaos -- A second wind -- The battle -- Heads on poles -- Friends of necessity -- Statehood and the young American nation -- The slaves win their freedom -- The cover-up
Control code
612348353
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780061995217
Isbn Type
(hc.) :
Lccn
2010017855
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)612348353
Label
American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt, Daniel Rasmussen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-264) and index
Contents
Carnival in New Orleans -- Paths to slavery -- A revolutionary forge -- Empire's emissary -- Conquering the frontier -- Masks and motives -- The rebels' pact -- Revolt -- A city in chaos -- A second wind -- The battle -- Heads on poles -- Friends of necessity -- Statehood and the young American nation -- The slaves win their freedom -- The cover-up
Control code
612348353
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780061995217
Isbn Type
(hc.) :
Lccn
2010017855
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)612348353

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