By Daniel Rasmussen
A gripping and deeply revealing background of an notorious slave uprising that almost toppled New Orleans and altered the process American history
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 overcome town. Ethnically various, politically astute, and hugely equipped, this self-made military challenged not just the industrial method of plantation agriculture but additionally American enlargement. Their march represented the most important act of armed resistance opposed to slavery within the heritage of the United States.
American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected tale of this complex 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 size of this uprising both by way of the variety of the slaves concerned or the quantity who have been killed. a couple of hundred slaves have been slaughtered by means of federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write down the development out of historical past and forestall the unfold of the slaves' innovative philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a up to date reminiscence and the battle of 1812 looming at the horizon, the rebellion had epic results for America.
Through groundbreaking unique examine, Daniel Rasmussen bargains a window into the younger, expansionist state, illuminating the early historical past of recent Orleans and supplying new perception into the trail to the Civil struggle and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the desire of freedom.
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