Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History (Carter G. by Philip J. Schwarz

By Philip J. Schwarz

The plans for a wide slave uprising within the Richmond quarter in 1800, orchestrated
by means of a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out ahead of they can be achieved, and
he and twenty-five different enslaved humans have been hanged. In response to the plot, the Virginia and
different legislatures handed regulations on loose blacks, in addition to at the schooling, movement,
and hiring out of the enslaved. even if Gabriel's conspiracy is widely known between historians,
files with regards to it have remained rather inaccessible. In Gabriel’s
Conspiracy,
Philip J. Schwarz deals a worthy choice of the files discovered
up to now. including Michael Nicholls’s complementary booklet, Whispers of
Rebellion
(Virginia), those volumes provide a whole account of the quashed slave
conspiracy.

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