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A Great War Coming: April 1775–June 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/9780195387285.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains how in Charles Town, as in Williamsburg and Boston, the issue of gunpowder and who possessed it became absolutely critical. What would happen if black slaves were to get their ... More


The Revival of Revolt: Conjure, Slave Insurrection, and the Novel of Enthusiasm

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses the historical role that African and Afro-Protestant revival and conjure religion played in fomenting slave rebellions in the Americas. Pointing to the influence that slave ... More


The Emancipation Moment

David Brion Davis

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Emancipation Proclamation by Lincoln was a historic moment for men and women alike who continued to experience new forms of bondage and oppression. Martin Luther King's rhetoric at the Lincoln ... More


“Britain Has Found Means to Unite Us” 1775

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter concerns the first months of the Revolutionary War through the end of 1775. Beginning in the summer, stories of British officials' (royal governors, naval captains, Indian agents) ... More


Enslaved Men, the Grapevine Telegraph, and the Underground Railroad

Sergio A. Lussana

in My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Slaveholders tightly regulated enslaved people’s access to the outside world; however, as this chapter demonstrates, despite their best efforts, owners failed to prevent the operation of an illicit ... More


Marriage in Adversity

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 investigates Susan Nye's transformation from self-supporting single woman to working wife and mother. During the course of a difficult marriage, Susan eventually established "Mrs. Adam ... More


Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Larry Eugene Rivers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources, the book discusses Florida′s unique ... More


Drawing the Unspeakable: Kyle Baker’s Slave Narrative

Conseula Francis

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Nat Turner, a comic book written by Kyle Baker, is about the life of African American slave Nat Turner and his infamous 1831 slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia. Aside from its ... More


The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner

Thomas R. Gray (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869468_turner
Subject:
History, African-American History

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details ... More


Rhythm, Creolization, and Conflict in Trinidad

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter traces a conventional colonial history of rhythm and its suppression in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Trinidad. It studies the close relationship between music, dances, and ... More


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