By Daniel Rasmussen
A gripping and deeply revealing historical past of an notorious slave uprising that almost toppled New Orleans and adjusted the process American heritage
In January 1811, slaves, wearing army uniforms and armed with weapons, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations round New Orleans and got down to triumph over the town. Ethnically different, politically astute, and hugely equipped, this self-made military challenged not just the commercial approach of plantation agriculture but in addition American growth. Their march represented the biggest act of armed resistance opposed to slavery within the historical past of the us.
American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected tale of this intricate plot, the insurgent army's dramatic march at the urban, and its stunning end. No North American slave uprising—not Gabriel Prosser's, no longer Denmark Vesey's, no longer Nat Turner's—has rivaled the dimensions of this uprising both by way of the variety of the slaves concerned or the quantity who have been killed. multiple hundred slaves have been slaughtered via federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write down the development out of heritage and forestall the unfold of the slaves' innovative philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a up to date reminiscence and the struggle of 1812 looming at the horizon, the rebel had epic results for the United States.
via groundbreaking unique study, Daniel Rasmussen deals a window into the younger, expansionist kingdom, illuminating the early heritage of latest Orleans and delivering new perception into the trail to the Civil conflict and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the desire of freedom.
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