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Title Stono : documenting and interpreting a Southern slave revolt / edited by Mark M. Smith
Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 134 pages) : maps
Contents Spanish designs and slave resistance -- A ranger details the insurrection -- News of the revolt enters private correspondence -- Overwork and retaliation? -- The Stono Rebellion as national news -- "Account of the Negroe insurrection in South Carolina" -- Lieutenant Governor Bull's eyewitness account -- Rewarding Indians, catching rebels -- Deserting Stono -- An "act for the better ordering" -- The Official Report -- Viewing Revolt from 1770 -- An Early Historical Account -- An Abolitionist's Account, 1847 -- "As it come down to me" : Black memories of Stono in the 1930s -- Anatomy of a revolt / Peter H. Wood -- African dimensions / John K. Thornton -- Rebelling as men / Edward A. Pearson -- Time, religion, rebellion / Mark M. Smith
Summary In the fall of 1739, as many as one hundred enslaved African and African Americans living within twenty miles of Charleston joined forces to strike down their white owners and march en masse toward Spanish Florida and freedom. More than sixty whites and thirty slaves died in the violence that followed. Among the most important slave revolts in colonial America, the Stono Rebellion also ranks as South Carolina's largest slave insurrection and one of the bloodiest uprisings in American history. Significant for the fear it cast among lowcountry slaveholders and for the repressive slave laws enacted in its wake, Stono continues to attract scholarly attention as a historical event worthy of study and reinterpretation. Edited by Mark M. Smith, Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt introduces readers to the documents needed to understand both the revolt and the ongoing discussion among scholars about the legacy of the insurrection. Smith has assembled a compendium of materials necessary for an informed examination of the revolt. Primary documents-including some works previously unpublished and largely unknown even to specialists-offer accounts of the violence, discussions of Stono's impact on white sensibilities, and public records relating incidents of the uprising. To these primary sources Smith adds three divergent interpretations that expand on Peter H. Wood's pioneering study Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. Excerpts from works by John K. Thornton, Edward A. Pearson, and Smith himself reveal how historians have used some of the same documents to construct radically different interpretations of the revolt's causes, meaning, and effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128) and index
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Subject Slave insurrections -- South Carolina -- Stono -- History -- 18th century
Slave insurrections -- South Carolina -- Stono -- History -- 18th century -- Sources
Race relations.
Esclaves -- Révolte.
Slave insurrections.
Esclavage -- États-Unis.
Stono (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century
Stono (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century -- Sources
South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century
South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century -- Sources
South Carolina.
South Carolina -- Stono.
South Carolina
Caroline du Sud (États-Unis) -- 18e siècle.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Mark M. (Mark Michael), 1968-
LC no. 2005016161
ISBN 9781643360942