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Slave Rebellions


Amistad: The Federal Courts and the Challenge to Slavery
Addresses a famous case resolved in the Supreme Court that ultimately dictated that enslaved Sierra Leoneans captured aboard a slave ship after revolting be released despite conflicting claims and objections, some international. Includes extensive information organized in sections such as: Historical Background and Documents, the Judicial Process: a chronology,  Legal Arguments in Court, Media Coverage and Public Debates, etc. From the Federal Judicial Center.
Africans in America - Maryland Public Television (PBS)
"Resource Bank" includes a section (V) titled "Conspiracy and Rebellion", featuring historical documents and short descriptions of key people and events.
Black Rebellion: Five Slave Revolts ebook
A free ebook by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, available via Project Gutenberg in several formats. Features rebellions throughout the diaspora, including famous ones involving Gabriel Prosser, Nat Turner, and Denmark Vessey.
Resistance to Slavery in MD: Strategies for Freedom
Includes a chapter titled "Revolts and Insurrections". From the National Park Service and The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Slavery: The Peculiar Institution
Briefly discusses a number of mutinies and rebellions with accompanying images and historical documents. From the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.
The Amistad Revolt: Struggle for Freedom
Comprised of  biographical sketches of Sierra Leonean survivors of the revolt aboard the slave ship  Amistad, and information from associated court trials within the U.S. This full-text ebook, compiled by John W. Barber, has been made available to read online by Northwestern University.
The Haitian Revolution 1791-1804
Addresses many aspects of how France's most wealthy colony revolted and became known as the first independent Black nation. A free ebook by T.G. Steward available in many options via Internet Archive.


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 Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts.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.
Virtual Reference Library
The GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online ebook based reference collection available at your library and from home with your library card 24/ 7.

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