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020    9780061995217 (hc.) :|c$26.99 
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100 1  Rasmussen, Daniel,|d1987- 
245 10 American uprising :|bthe untold story of America's largest
       slave revolt /|cDaniel Rasmussen. 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York, NY :|bHarper,|cc2011. 
300    viii, 276 p. :|bmaps ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-264) and 
505 0  Carnival in New Orleans -- Paths to slavery -- A 
       revolutionary forge -- Empire's emissary -- Conquering the
       frontier -- Masks and motives -- The rebels' pact -- 
       Revolt -- A city in chaos -- A second wind -- The battle -
       - Heads on poles -- Friends of necessity -- Statehood and 
       the young American nation -- The slaves win their freedom 
       -- The cover-up. 
520    The author, a historian reveals the long forgotten history
       of America's largest slave uprising, the New Orleans slave
       revolt of 1811 that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed
       the course of American history. In this narrative, he 
       offers new insight into American expansionism, the path to
       Civil War, and the earliest grassroots push to overcome 
       slavery. Five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms
       and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from 
       the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer 
       the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and 
       highly organized, this self made army challenged not only 
       the economic system of plantation agriculture but also 
       American expansion. Their march represented the largest 
       act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of 
       the United States.  The work is the story of this 
       elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the 
       city, and its shocking conclusion. No North American slave
       uprising, not Gabriel Prosser's, not Denmark Vesey's, not 
       Nat Turner's, has rivaled the scale of this rebellion 
       either in terms of the number of the slaves involved or 
       the number who were killed. More than one hundred slaves 
       were slaughtered by federal troops and French planters, 
       who then sought to write the event out of history and 
       prevent the spread of the slaves' revolutionary 
       philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a recent memory 
       and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon, the revolt had
       epic consequences for America. Through original research, 
       the author offers a window into the young, expansionist 
       country, illuminating the early history of New Orleans and
       providing new insight into the path to the Civil War and 
       the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice 
       and the hope of freedom. 
650  0 Slave insurrections|zLouisiana|zNew Orleans Region
       |xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Slavery|zLouisiana|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 African Americans|zLouisiana|zNew Orleans Region|xHistory
       |y19th century. 
651  0 New Orleans (La.)|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  0 New Orleans (La.)|xRace relations. 
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