Aims to prove that even if the revolt itself didn’t actually happen, the plot did exist, and that it was the most sophisticated collective plot against slavery in the U.S.
A truly invaluable collocation of documents. Highly Recommended.
Presents a panoply of documents pertinent to the Vesey conspiracy’s origins, unraveling, and aftermath [and]. . . . will provide specialists and lay readers alike with the tools they need t think critically about Denmark Vesey and his milieu.
This is the most comprehensive collection of source materials related to Denmark Vesey ever assembled. . . . An exhaustively researched volume that will prove indispensable to historians of slavery in the United States.
--Slavery and Abolition
A major contribution to the study of not only the Denmark Vesey conspiracy but also how white people from both the North and the South responded to possibility of racial violence. . . . This book will be one that all scholars of this era will want to have on their shelves.
--Journal of Southern History
An essential source for researchers and students -- the first such edition capable of becoming a guide to themes and problems in the interpretation of the 1822 slave conspiracy and its archive. . . . No volume collecting Vesey documents have ever been as complete.
A massive, extraordinary resource.
--North Carolina Historical Review