Black Rebellion

Five Slave Revolts

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Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,772 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,562
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This text contains five chapters of T.W. Higgison's Travellers and Outlaws. This collection is commonly referred to as Black Rebellion: five slave revolts.

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f Maroon independence, had passed away; and "Old Montagu" reigned in their stead, in Trelawney Town. Old Montagu had all the pomp and circumstance of Maroon majesty: he wore a laced red coat, and a hat superb with gold lace and plumes; none but captains could sit in his presence; he was helped first at meals, and no woman could eat beside him; he presided at councils as magnificently as at table, though with less appetite; and possessed, meanwhile, not an atom of the love or reverence of any human being. The real power lay entirely with Major James, the white superintendent, who had been brought up among the Maroons by his father (and predecessor), and who was the idol of this wild race. In an evil hour, the Government removed him, and put a certain unpopular Capt. Craskell in his place; and as there happened to be, about the same time, a great excitement concerning a hopeful pair of young Maroons, who had been seized and publicly whipped on a charge of hog-stealing, their kindred refused to allow the new sup

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.07.19
mei
*****

The American author Thomas Wentworth Higginson was a unitarian minister, soldier, abolitionist and author who lived from 1823-1911. Higginson spent much of his live fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and labourers.

This collection contains 5 true accounts of insurrections by black slaves in the Americas. There is a biography at the end of this volume. This book is wellwritten, well researched and reliable. It tells about a sad and embarrasing chapter in history we must not forget. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in black history, US-history, history of slavery or in history in general.

The contents of this volume is:

THE MAROONS OF JAMAICA (slave revolt on the caribbean island of Jamaica)
THE MAROONS OF SURINAM (slave revolt in this South-American state)
GABRIEL'S DEFEAT (slave revolt in Virginia, US, 1800)
DENMARK VESEY (slave revolt in South-Carolina, US, 1822)
NAT TURNER'S INSURRECTION (slave revolt in Virginia, US, 1831)
APPENDIX OF AUTHORITIES

2010.12.20
fallon
*****

great


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