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American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt

by Rasmussen, Daniel, 1987-

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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,... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • 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.