Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave

Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It ePUB Å Denmark Vesey: PDF \ The Buried PDF Ë The Buried Story of MOBI :º Vesey: The Buried PDF/EPUB ä Vesey: The Buried Story of PDF \ In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, i. In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum South This is the story of a man who, like Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X, is a complex yet seminal hero in the history of African American emancipationDenmark Vesey was a charasmatic ex slave literate, professional, and relatively well off who had purchased his own freedom with the winnings from a lottery Inspired by the success of the revolutionary black republic in Haiti, he persuaded some nine thousand slaves to join him in a revolt On a June evening in , having gathered guns, and daggers, they were to converge on Charleston, South Carolina, take the city s arsenal, murder the populace, burn the city, and escape by ship to Haiti or Africa When the uprising was betrayed, Vesey and seventy seven of his followers were executed, the matter hushed by Charleston s elite for fear of further rebellion Compelling, informative, and often disturbing, this book is essential to a fuller understanding of the struggle against slavery