Hoffer, Peter Charles: Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739
Hoffer, Peter Charles: Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739

Hoffer, Peter Charles: Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739

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Oxford University Press, 2012. Nidottu, kuvakansi. K3. 173 sivua. Englanninkielinen.

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The story of slavery in the colonial New World is, in part, one of rebellion. In Jamaica, Hispaniola, Dutch Surinam, and elsewhere, massive uprisings threatened European rule. But the situation in British North America was completely different. Between the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the American Revolution in 1775, the mainland colonies experienced only one documented major revolt - on South Carolina´s Stono River in 1739 - and it lasted a single day. However, asserts Peter Charles Hoffer, as brief as this event was, historians have misunderstood it - and have thus overlooked its deeper significance.