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American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt / Daniel Rasmussen

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A gripping and deeply revealing History of An Infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the Course of American History In January 1811 five hundred slaves dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns. cane knives. and axes. rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse. politically astute. and highly organized. this self-made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot. the rebel army's dramatic march on the city. and its shocking conclusion

A gripping and deeply revealing History of An Infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the Course of American History In January 1811 five hundred slaves dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns. cane knives. and axes. rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse. politically astute. and highly organized. this self-made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot. the rebel army's dramatic march on the city. and its shocking conclusion