Edited by Mark M. Smith, stono: documenting and interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt introduces readers to the documents needed to understand both the revolt and the ongoing discussion among scholars about the legacy of the insurrection. Significant for the fear it cast among lowcountry slaveholders and for the repressive slave laws enacted in its wake, Stono continues to attract scholarly attention as a historical event worthy of study and reinterpretation.
Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt Non Series #ad - Among the most important slave revolts in colonial America, the Stono Rebellion also ranks as South Carolina's largest slave insurrection and one of the bloodiest uprisings in American history. Excerpts from works by John K. Primary documents-including some works previously unpublished and largely unknown even to specialists-offer accounts of the violence, discussions of Stono's impact on white sensibilities, and public records relating incidents of the uprising.
Pearson, and smith himself reveal how historians have used some of the same documents to construct radically different interpretations of the revolt's causes, meaning, and effects. Used book in Good Condition.
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1Penguin Books #ad - Provokes us to contemplate the ways in which residents of North America have dealt with diversity. The new york Times Book Review. Moving beyond the atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, animals, cultures, plants, and microbes.
. In a vivid narrative, taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss. Formidable. A multicultural, through the decades of western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, edited by Eric Foner, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American RevolutionsIn the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, all the way to the Pacific coast.
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Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of SailBeacon Press #ad - This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, pirates, slaves, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship. Bringing together their seafaring experiences for the first time, Outlaws of the Atlantic is an unexpected and compelling peoples’ history of the “age of sail.
With his signature bottom-up approach and insight, rediker reveals how the “motley”—that is, and other outlaws worked together to subvert capitalism; and that, in the era of the tall ship, enslaved Africans, multiethnic—crews were a driving force behind the American Revolution; that pirates, outlaws challenged authority from below deck.
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Winner of the 2019 stone book award, museum of african american historyA remarkable intellectual history of the slave revolts that made the modern revolutionary eraThe Common Wind is a gripping and colorful account of the intercontinental networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the New World.
The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution #ad - Scott has written a powerful “history from below. Scott follows the spread of “rumors of emancipation” and the people behind them, bringing to life the protagonists in the slave revolution. By tracking the colliding worlds of buccaneers, military deserters, and maroon communards from Venezuela to Virginia, Scott records the transmission of contagious mutinies and insurrections in unparalleled detail, providing readers with an intellectual history of the enslaved.
Though the common wind is credited with having “opened up the Black Atlantic with a rigor and a commitment to the power of written words, ” the manuscript remained unpublished for thirty-two years. Beacon Press MA.
Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America New Narratives in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - In the spring of 1676, a hotheaded young newcomer to Virginia, Nathaniel Bacon, led a revolt against the colony's Indian policies. James rice offers a colorfully detailed account of the rebellion, plunderers and intriguers were all pulled into an escalating conflict whose outcome, English planters, colonial officials, Susquehannocks, slave traders, revealing how Piscataways, month by month, remained uncertain.
. But the colonial leaders did not foresee how rash and headstrong Nathaniel Bacon could be, nor how adept he would prove to be at both inciting colonists and alienating Indians. In rice's rich narrative, the regal pamunkey chieftain cockacoeske, and the rebel leader himself, charismatic Governor Berkeley, the lead characters come to life: the powerful, the wiley Indian trader and tobacco planter William Byrd, the sorrowful Susquehannock warrior Monges, Nathaniel Bacon.
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Tales from a revolution brilliantly captures the swirling rumors and central events of Bacon's Rebellion and its aftermath, weaving them into a dramatic tale that is part of the founding story of America. Bacon's rebellion turned into a civil war within Virginia--and a war of extermination against the colony's Indian allies--that lasted into the following winter, sending shock waves throughout the British colonies and into England itself.
As the tense drama unfolds, it becomes apparent that the struggle between Governor Berkeley and the impetuous Bacon is nothing less than a battle over the soul of America.
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Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 New Narratives in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - In jamaica, dutch surinam and elsewhere, Hispaniola, massive uprisings threatened European rule. Seeking freedom from spanish authorities, the argument runs, they launched a well-planned uprising in order to escape to Florida. But hoffer has mined legislative and legal records, trace the paths taken by rebels and militia, land surveys, and first-hand accounts to identify precisely where the fighting began, and offer a new explanation of its causes.
Between the founding of jamestown in 1607 and the start of the American Revolution in 1775, on South Carolina's Stono River in 1739, the colonies experienced only one notable revolt, and it lasted a single day. Yet, writes peter charles hoffer, as brief as this event was, historians have misunderstood it--and have thus overlooked its deeper significance.
In cry liberty, hoffer provides a deeply researched and finely nuanced narrative of the Stono River conflict, offering uncomfortable insights into American slavery. According to conventional wisdom, recently imported African slaves-warriors in spirit and training-learned of an impending war between England and Spain.
Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 New Narratives in American History #ad - The truth is a far less heroic, but far more of a human tragedy. Richly researched, crisply told, and unflinchingly honest, this book uncovers the grim truth about the violent wages of slavery and sheds light on why North America had so few slave rebellions. But not in British North America. In particular, he draws on new sources to reexamine this one dramatic day.
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story Of Sex And Salvation In 19Th-Century AmericaOxford University Press, Usa #ad - Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the God of the Jews. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann who seduced the woman-hating Prophet; and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked.
None was more colorful than the prophet himself, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, eccentric wardrobe, using their money to buy an elaborate, a bearded, and reordering their marital relations. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.
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New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century ManhattanVintage #ad - Oxford university Press USA. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall. Even back in the seventeenth century, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population.
Pulitzer prize finalist and anisfield-wolf award winnerin new york burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, Lepore dramatically shows how, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence.
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The early years of the American republic witnessed wrenching conflict and change. By weaving these historical documents together, Reeve Huston conveys the challenges and culture of the foundational years of the nation. In a letter to an ally, thomas jefferson explains his Indian policy, while the Native American leader Tecumseh makes his case for Indian unity against white Americans.
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