A Documented History of Gullah Jack Pritchard and the Denmark Vesey Slave Insurrection of 1822 (Studies in American History v. 29)
By: Lois A. Walker (author), Susan R. Silverman (author)Hardback
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The Denmark Vesey slave revolt of 1822 was one of the biggest slave revolts ever planned, involving an estimated 9,000 slaves. The plot was discovered two days before the scheduled uprising. In the aftermath, over 100 slaves were arrested and 35 slaves were executed, one of which was Gullah Jack Pritchard. He recruited his fello Angolan countrymen by promising them protection with the magic charms he distributed. His cunning, persuasion and knowledge of African religion induced many to enlist in the ill-fated revolt. This work details the importance of Gullah Jack in the insurrection.
Original documents:From Africa to Charleston; life in Charleston in the early 1800's; Gullah Jack Pritchard's life in Charleston; discontent leading up to the revolt; Gullah Jack's role as a conjurer; Gullah Jack's role in the Insurection; arrests and trials; Charleston in the aftermath; the slave insurrection of 1822; effects of the insurection; portrayl of the insurrection.
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