American Negro Slave Revolts, by Herbert Aptheker

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American Negro Slave Revolts, by Herbert Aptheker

American Negro Slave Revolts, by Herbert Aptheker

Published by International Publishers in 2008, 415 pages. Paperback (N3761)

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Aptheker's account of the black slave's consistant war against American slavery is meticulously researched, and covers not only the well known Prosser, Vesey, and Turner revolts of the nineteenth century, but the infinite ways that the unknown enslaved waged war on a day to day basis - including arson, poison, the formation of not so secret maroon societies, the destruction of property, and of course all out slave rebellion.
 
The book makes use of southern newspaper accounts and planter's diaries, which capture the tone and mood of the master class's constant fear of slave uprisings precisely because so many took place, and demonstrates beyond doubt the basic premise 'that the American south was literally in a state of war to control it's 'peculiar institution'

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