In this biography of the great rebel leader Denmark Vesey, Douglas R. Egerton employs a variety of historical sources-church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue-to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey. The revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new section addressing the recent debate over the conspiracy of 1822.
Douglas R. Egerton is the author of the critically acclaimed Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 and Charles Fenton Mercer and the Trial of National Conservatism. He is professor of history at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Chapter 1: The Book of Telemaque, 1767-1782 Chapter 2: Stranger in a Strange Land, 1783-1793 Chapter 3: Nor a Lender Be, 1794-1799 Chapter 4: Freedom, 1800-1817 Chapter 5: Building the House of the Lord, 1817-1821 Chapter 6: Exodus, 1821-1822 Chapter 7: Lamentations, May-June 1822 Chapter 8: Judges, June-August 1822 Chapter 9: The Temple Finished, 1822-1865 Appendix 1: The Charleston Hanged Appendix 2: Denmark Vesey and the Historians Essay on Sources