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Denmark Vesey Affair : A Documentary History - (Southern Dissent) (Hardcover)

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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, ultimately arguing that the Vesey plot was one of the most sophisticated acts of collective slave resistance in the history of the United States. This is the definitive account of a landmark event that spurred the South to secession.

Number of Pages: 812
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Southern Dissent
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Language: English
Street Date: March 14, 2017
TCIN: 51880304
UPC: 9780813062822
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-4391
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