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Slave Rebellions


Africans in America
A companion site to the PBS program Africans in America. This page is a Resource Guide. Section V contains information, documents and interpretations of the Haitian Revolution, Gabriel’s Conspiracy, the “Negro Fort,” Vesey's Conspiracy, and Nat Turner's Rebellion.
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
This website is a companion to an Independent Lens film of the same title and contains information both about the film and about Turner. Features include a history of the Turner Rebellion, Filmaker Q & A and a message board.
Slavery: The Peculiar Institution
From the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, this page discusses a number of mutinies and rebellions with accompanying images and historical documents from the Library of Congress.


Black Rebellion

Black Rebellion  : Five Slave Revolts
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Five accounts of slave rebellions (Jamaica, Surinam, Gabriel's Revolt, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner) as they were described in the 1850s and 1860s by Thomas Wentworth Higginson for the Atlantic Monthly. Because Higginson was reporting on the news as it happened, the book gives the reader an idea of how people at the time were informed about these revolts and what their reaction might have been.
Call Number: E447 .H53 1998
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Rebels Against Slavery

Rebels Against Slavery  : American Slave Revolts
McKissack, Patricia and Frederick

A young adult book about slave rebellions, their leaders, and their outcomes by two of the most celebrated African American authors of young adult non-fiction.
Call Number: E447 .M39 1996
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The Struggle for Freedom

The Struggle for Freedom  : African American Slave Resistance
Wepman, Dennis

Recounts slave rebellions from Gabriel through John Brown in readable prose accessible to young adults and adults alike.
Call Number: E447 .W46 1996
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African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library