By Kerry Walters
Provides a finished assessment 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 US from 1663 to 1861
- Offers money owed gleaned from fundamental assets relating to slave leaders and their lieutenants, and of the pains that condemned them
- Describes the weather of worry within which slaveholding whites lived, in addition to some of the social practices and criminal statutes they enacted to reduce the chance of slave revolt
- Includes a story, basic fabrics, biographics, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography―all of with a purpose to be worthwhile to scholars writing papers at the topic
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The ofﬁce that housed the colony’s ofﬁcial documents was completely destroyed, and state papers were saved only because they were dumped by the armful out the windows into the snow. The glow from the ﬁre could be seen from all over the city, and ﬁre brigades rushed to the fort, hoping to quench the blaze before it spread to the rest of the wooden structures in the city. Fortunately, a falling wintry mix eventually kept the ﬁre in check, and by morning tragedy had been averted. No one would have thought much about the ﬁre except for the fact that 13 equally mysteries ones throughout the city followed.
7 A fourth possible explanation of why the slaves struck Hutchenson’s store when they did has nothing to do with rebellion, at least not as an initial motive. According to historian Peter Charles Hoffer, the entire Stono uprising may have been a simple burglary that went bad and spiraled out of control. In the South Carolina Lowland, it was essential to maintain the drainage ditches that paralleled highways; otherwise, roads became soggy and impossible to travel on. Colonial law mandated that the ditches be kept 25 26 AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLTS AND CONSPIRACIES in working order by local slaves.
Moreover, in the wake of actual revolts and, to a lesser extent, conspiracies, white militia made little distinction between slaves implicated in plots and innocent ones, and killed indiscriminately. In at least two cases, the German Coast revolt of 1811 and the Cheneyville conspiracy of 1837, white citizens actually asked federal troops to step in to stop the killing—not out of concern for slaves, but out of alarm that valuable human property was being needlessly destroyed by overzealous judges and militiamen.
American Slave Revolts and Conspiracies: A Reference Guide by Kerry Walters