Provides a comprehensive overview of 10 major slave revolts and examines how those uprisings and conspiracies impacted slaveholding colonies and states from 1663 to 1861.
- Offers an overview of American slave revolts and conspiracies to revolt
- Explores the context of chronic fear of uprising in slaveholding colonies and states in North America from 1663 to 1861
- Offers accounts gleaned from primary resources regarding slave leaders and their lieutenants, and of the trials that condemned them
- Describes the climate of fear in which slaveholding whites lived, as well as the various social practices and legal statutes they enacted to minimize the risk of slave revolt
- Includes a narrative, primary materials, biographics, a chronology, and an annotated bibliographyÃ¢ÂÂall of which will be helpful to students writing papers on the topic
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