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 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 varied, politically astute, and hugely equipped, this self-made military challenged not just the industrial process of plantation agriculture but additionally American enlargement. Their march represented the biggest 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 intricate plot, the insurgent army's dramatic march at the urban, and its surprising end. No North American slave uprising—not Gabriel Prosser's, no longer Denmark Vesey's, now not Nat Turner's—has rivaled the dimensions of this uprising both when it comes to the variety of the slaves concerned or the quantity who have been killed. a couple of hundred slaves have been slaughtered by way of federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write down the development out of heritage and stop the unfold of the slaves' progressive philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a up to date reminiscence and the warfare of 1812 looming at the horizon, the insurrection had epic results for America.
Through groundbreaking unique learn, Daniel Rasmussen bargains a window into the younger, expansionist nation, illuminating the early historical past of latest Orleans and supplying new perception into the trail to the Civil battle and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the desire of freedom.
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