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Under the Color of Law: July 1775–August 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter closely examines the dramatic moments leading up to Jeremiah's trial, hanging, and public incineration by Charles Town patriots. The chapter argues that the pilot became embroiled in a ... More


Negro Acts: Communication and African American Declarations of Independence

Jack Shuler

in Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732733
eISBN:
9781604734737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732733.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the legal repercussions the Stono Rebellion, which broke out on September 9, 1739 when a group of Kongolese slaves-turned-rebels hoping to gain liberty stormed a storehouse near ... More


Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Jack Shuler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732733
eISBN:
9781604734737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732733.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On Sunday, September 9, 1739, twenty Kongolese slaves armed themselves by breaking into a storehouse near the Stono River south of Charleston, South Carolina. They killed twenty-three white ... More


Conclusion: Fictions of Free Travel

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the geopolitics of freedom and slavery helped consolidate the profoundly American understanding of personal liberty as freedom of movement—an understanding that ... More


Doin’ de Right: The Persistence of the Stono Narrative

Jack Shuler

in Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732733
eISBN:
9781604734737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732733.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Stono Rebellion that began in a storehouse in colonial South Carolina in 1739 has been variously called an insurrection, a rebellion, a revolt, and an uprising. It was also dubbed the “Gullah ... More


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