The Denmark Vesey Affair : a documentary history /

Egerton and Paquette have edited and annotated a wealth of archival material to create the authoritative one-volume documentary history of the Denmark Vesey insurrection of 1822.

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Other Authors / Creators:Egerton, Douglas R., editor.
Harrold, Stanley, writer of foreword.
Miller, Randall M., writer of foreword.
Paquette, Robert L., 1951- editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Series:Southern dissent.
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Summary:Egerton and Paquette have edited and annotated a wealth of archival material to create the authoritative one-volume documentary history of the Denmark Vesey insurrection of 1822.
In 1822, thirty-four slaves and their leader, a free black man named Denmark Vesey, were tried and executed for "attempting to raise an insurrection" in Charleston, South Carolina. In The Denmark Vesey Affair , Douglas Egerton and Robert Paquette annotate and interpret a vast collection of contemporary documents that illuminate and contextualize this complicated saga, , providing the definitive account of a landmark event that played a role in the nation's path to Civil War. The editors ultimately argue that the Vesey plot was one of the most sophisticated acts of collective slave resistance in the history of the United States. A volume in the series Southern Dissent, edited by Stanley Harrold and Randall M. Miller
Item Description:Includes index.
Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0813055938
9780813055930
Author Notes:Douglas R. Egerton , professor of history at Le Moyne College, is the author of Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America . Robert L. Paquette , executive director of The Alexander Hamilton Institute in Clinton, New York, is coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas.