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Choice Outstanding Academic Title - 2017
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