By Daniel Rasmussen
A gripping and deeply revealing background of an notorious slave uprising that just about toppled New Orleans and altered the process American heritage
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 triumph over the town. Ethnically diversified, politically astute, and hugely prepared, this self-made military challenged not just the commercial procedure of plantation agriculture but additionally American growth. Their march represented the most important act of armed resistance opposed to slavery within the background of the us.
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, now not Denmark Vesey's, no longer Nat Turner's—has rivaled the dimensions 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 put in writing the development out of heritage and stop 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 rebel had epic outcomes for the USA.
via groundbreaking unique study, Daniel Rasmussen deals a window into the younger, expansionist state, illuminating the early heritage of recent Orleans and supplying new perception into the trail to the Civil conflict and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the desire of freedom.
About the Author
Daniel Rasmussen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard college in 2009, successful the Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize, the Perry Miller Prize, and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize.
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American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen